The changing environment is something that fascinates me and wind farms are one of the more prominent features to have emerged in recent years. I concentrated on capturing a sense of the atmosphere, rather than fine detail. I limit myself to three colours, white, sanguine and black, so different tones have to be achieved by varying the pressure on the conté sticks and overlaying one colour with strokes of another. The brown coloured paper gives me a ready-made mid-tone to work over, which makes life a bit easier. A lot easier really, as I don’t have to face the tyranny of a pristine white sheet.
White, sanguine and black conté crayon, drawing en plein air into my A4 brown Kraft paper sketchbook