Meridian Centre 1

Meridian Centre 1, 8 x 10 Charcoal and Color Pencil

As I walk around Rochester at this time of year, there is not a lot of color. Instead of using artistic license to add color, or working really hard to “find” it, I started thinking of making a more monochromatic drawing to reflect a simplification of what I see.

I didn’t need to go far from my house to find a plain landscape that could be accurately rendered in just charcoal and ochre pencil on white paper.  I also threw in some terracotta pencil highlights.

I used the smoother back of pastel paper for this.

Oh, what a wet and muddy walk that was.  How I suffer for my art!

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