On the edge


Really good charcoal, super trees and sense of a precipise

Excellent outcrop (rocks are not that easy !) and silhouette trees.

Lovely trees and thr rocky edge is very well done .

A super, and dramatic, drawing.

Great drawing !

This looks great.

Thank you all for your comments which, as always, I find encouraging and helpful. Much appreciated.

Super charcoal work James. It’s got that raw and ravaged look of extreme weather.

Thank you Fiona. That’s exactly the “look” I wanted to convey. Typically Hebridean!

I’ve witnessed a few scenes like this myself James, I lived on the north west coast of Scotland for a few years, almost opposite Stornaway across the Minch. They make great subjects don’t they.

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Two hawthorns clinging onto a windswept rocky promontory on the Hebridean island of Lismore. Charcoal drawing on cartridge 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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