Dog on a windy hill
( https://www.hendersonsmith.co.uk/product/dog-windy-hill/ ) is a celebration of the delightful personality of Rags, the Border Collie Merle who has for many years accompanied me on my forays into the landscape here in Cornwall. We sat recently together on the granite outcrop at the top of Carn Bosavern overlooking St Just and Lands End. There was a stiff breeze from the town below and the sea beyond. This must have carried scents that fascinated the dog while I was able to study her noble profile.
Woodland walk 2, the source https://www.hendersonsmith.co.uk/product/woodland-walk-2-source/ was triggered by coming across a place where the woodland path I was walking near St Columb in Cornwall became a stream, a small tributary of the Menahyl that eventually drains the Vale of Lanherne into the sea at Mawgan Porth. This drawing was made at the new year 2014 which, more than most, was to me about new beginnings. Nature provided an image and a symbol in response!
Woodland walk 1 ( https://www.hendersonsmith.co.uk/product/woodland-walk-1/ ) is a first. It’s the first charcoal drawing to be made in the Lanherne Studio. This came from exploring part of the woodland down the valley from my new home. It was the late sunshine glancing through the trees on a short winter day that set me off here. The starkness of tonal contrasts and the pleasure of mark-making in charcoal were my allies and I have a feeling that more charcoal tree drawings will follow.