River Lyvennet at Crossrigg


This is a beautiful drawing, James.

A great drawing and beautifully done.

Thank you Anne and Paul. This is a small step towards developing a more expressive style, influenced by Robert Dutton. Nitram’s liquid charcoal was a great help.

Excellent James. The stream is really well done .

Lovely sketch James, I like working in charcoal but don't do enough of it, you have inspired me to do more.

Lovely charcoal work of the trees and forest path!

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The River Lyvennet at Crossrigg, a favourite place to pause even on a cold midwinter’s day. Drawn with charcoal and white pastel, including a Christmas gift of liquid charcoal for smooth half tones, on lightly tinted cold-pressed paper.

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James Underwood

Other than sketching on agenda papers during tedious committee meetings, I started drawing and painting only after several years in retirement. Then, almost 70 years old, I first attended an art course. Still so much to learn, thankfully! — “Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is…

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