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vhere
05-01-2018, 10:42 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-May-2018/53888-crowns_botallack_for_sketchbook_exchange_austerity.jpg

another page done towards the sketch book exchange I'm part of. The theme for this book is Austerity.

I used this subject (done from a mix of plein air sketches done there over the years) both because of the austere beauty of the scene on a cold day but also the austerity of the lives of the tin miners. A hard, short life, child labour, danger, poverty - all whilst the mine owners lived comfortably in their mansions built on the profits.

Acrylic and acrylic ink on buff paper, 21cm sq

Using flow enhancer and matt medium means I'm actually really liking acrylics :)

Charlie's Mum
05-01-2018, 11:35 AM
A really expressive illustration of the area and the times Vivien.
Very nice.

Artchrispy
05-01-2018, 12:10 PM
Great work. Nice strong contrast between the white water and the dark lower shore. Nice ink line work too. Well done.

Katie Black
05-01-2018, 02:37 PM
beautifully done.

cliff.kachinske
05-01-2018, 06:06 PM
Very nice.

dave woody
05-01-2018, 08:09 PM
I admire the depth of field you've captured in your image.

A great picture. Wonderful.

Dcam
05-01-2018, 08:27 PM
Ahh that wonderful line work Vivien. This is very nice.

ColinS
05-01-2018, 10:18 PM
Beautifully done. A real sense of atmosphere.

ColinS
05-01-2018, 10:19 PM
Beautifully done. A real sense of atmosphere.

ColinS
05-01-2018, 10:21 PM
Beautifully done. A real sense of atmosphere.

ColinS
05-01-2018, 10:21 PM
Beautifully done. A real sense of atmosphere.

ColinS
05-01-2018, 10:22 PM
Beautifully done. A real sense of atmosphere.

ColinS
05-01-2018, 10:23 PM
Beautifully done. A real sense of atmosphere.

ColinS
05-01-2018, 10:23 PM
Beautifully done. A real sense of atmosphere.

vhere
05-02-2018, 04:44 AM
thank you all :) even the hiccups there!

LavenderFrost
05-02-2018, 10:14 AM
Nicely done.

gaykir
05-02-2018, 10:40 AM
Beautifully painted.