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Listening to the wind, tasting the air, drawing on the mountain

22 April 2018

On the slopes of Ben Challuim, near Crianlarich at the North of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, we walked and looked at the textures and colours of the vista and the hill paths, rocks and flora beneath our feet. The colours were amazing and we did some drawing though the wind was pretty strong at times.

Mountain Lichen www.drawingandpaintingstudio.com from Drawing and Painting Studio on Vimeo.

The snow patches in the corries made for some interesting dynamic drawing compositions looking into the distance.. and the colourful greens, silvers and oranges of the lichen and moss on the boulders was fascinating to peer closely at and draw the outlines of their shapes along with some of the varied textures.

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Winter textures – art walk in Glasgow

2 March 2018

Generally zooming with our cameras and peering into bushes and next to the pine needles, we engaged with the soft and varied textures of the magical snowy world, continuing to walk along the canal.

winter art walk glasgow

winter art walk glasgow

winter art walk glasgow

winter art walk glasgow

winter art walk glasgow

winter art walk glasgow

winter art walk glasgow

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Winter pattern – art walk in Glasgow

2 March 2018

We slowly walked through the snow up river along the River Kelvin and up by the frozen Forth and Clyde Canal. In these wintry photographs we were looking for pattern and shapes, also observing the angles and movement in our compositions.

winter art walk glasgow

winter art walk glasgow

winter art walk glasgow

winter art walk glasgow

winter art walk glasgow

winter art walk glasgow

winter art walk glasgow

winter art walk glasgow

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Rock and wood rubbings with lead and pastel

17 August 2017

Rumbling Bridge rubbing edit 2 from Drawing and Painting Studio on Vimeo.






Graphite sticks and oil pastels are ideal for doing the rubbings (more eloquently termed frottage!), picking up all the fine textures, some like a half hidden language in the rock and bark. Feeling the pressure points as you draw helps bring out the edges and shapes.


Rumbling Bridge Rubbing 3 Edit 2 from Drawing and Painting Studio on Vimeo.















Rumbling Bridge Rubbing 2 Edit 2 from Drawing and Painting Studio on Vimeo.

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Art Walk in the depths of Birnam Forest

17 August 2017




We walked in the big tree country from Dunkeld and Birnam train station, gradually moving up by the Hermitage and its towering tree garden to the really Rumbling Bridge over the River Braan. Then we headed along the open hillside and back through dense and peaceful Tomgarrow Wood to Dunkeld.








Inspired by the magnificent larches, firs and exposed rocks, we made rubbings in our sketchbooks and small drawing studies, engaging simply but deeply with the environment.








Some of the tree and wild life that we stopped to contemplate –

noble fir
douglas fir
grand fir
european larch
scots pine
yew
oriental spruce
norway spruce
silver birch
red kite
red squirrel
dipper
peacock butterfly








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