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09-05-2015, 01:14 PM

A charcoal sketch done plein air today. A3. A lovely day out with friends.

In a couple of weeks I hope to get back to catch the autumn colours :)

09-05-2015, 05:12 PM
Ooh that would be spectacular with autumn colors. Great sketch.

09-06-2015, 12:26 AM
Wow, that's beautiful. I love the shades of gray and the depth you captured.

09-06-2015, 04:42 AM
Thank you both :)

Yes I'm hoping to go when the leaves turn, the old oaks turn beautiful colours. Maybe take oils

This (https://www.google.com/search?site=&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=980&bih=1149&q=bradgate+park&oq=bradgate+park&gs_l=img.12..0l10.2035.8759.0.11242. is what it's like there

chammi kaiser
10-09-2015, 03:17 AM
Beautiful sketch, Vivien. Blackburn Park is a place I would certainly love to visit. Lucky you living so near to it.

10-09-2015, 07:48 AM
Beautifully done! I love the soft grasses!

10-09-2015, 10:17 AM
Thank you :)

It is a beautiful place with acres of steep rocky hills, a stream, deer herds and the ruins of Lady Jane Greys home - she was beheaded by Henry VIII after a political plot by her family trying to oust him. It was left to the city in Victorian times for people to get out of the town for walks in the country.

Joan T
12-05-2015, 06:12 PM
The charcoal really emphasizes that shadow. Nice!

12-05-2015, 07:44 PM
Love the backlit grass

12-05-2015, 10:21 PM
Beautiful work Vivien!!

12-06-2015, 07:02 AM
Thank you all. :). It's off to an exhibition early next year.