On the road to Cobbaton.

 

A painting of the road to Cobbaton in North Devon.  A dreary wet afternoon and saw this driving towards Cobbaton Combat, a military exhibition/collection which is well worth a visit if you’re in the area.  Painted using Bideford Black on handmade paper 400mm x 500mm.   I quite liked the wet reflections on the road leading into darkness and a blind corner.  I must say I do so prefer the summer.  Al

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Cobbaton nr Codden Hill.

13072629_10156866824910717_8606620046189305823_oA picture taken last year on the small roads in North Devon.  Loved this tree and the water highlighting the road ahead.  I think perhaps the use of some more Bideford Black will be in order.  Al

A quick preparatory sketch exploring the tones and contrasts.  It took about 45 mins using charcoal, Bideford Black, pastel & titanium white.  Also a little scraping with a surgical scalpel.

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