Bank Holiday in Snowdonia

Had a really nice weekend catching up with family and doing a bit of walking- on the flat. No climbing mountains for me. Being a family holiday I did not go with the intention of doing much sketching but I did take a few photos that I rather liked. They were taken looking towards the Snowdon range from a circular walk from Beddgelert north to Llun Dinas and then south and back to Beddgelert through the Aberglaslyn pass. A  smashing walk of around 6 miles.

Today I did some tonal sketches from a few of the photos. They were partly  enjoyment sketches and partly studies to see if they might make paintings. Media used was watersoluble graphite pencil on watercolour paper. I tried to simplify the detail and look for strong composition and good tonal patterns. I worked very quickly. Size – 6×4″.

I did a small ( 10×7″) watercolour from one of them. I hope to work up more.

Soluble graphite pencil

Soluble graphite pencil

Soluble graphite pencil

Soluble graphite pencil

Watercolour

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