Winter at cove beck, Lakedistrict
by Rob Williams
Cove beck bridge
This is a picture drawn from a pencil sketch made of the area in the summer whilst on a walk into the Coniston fells. I thought it would look better as a winter scene.
It is painted on Windsor and Newton Cotman Not 140lb paper. The colours used are as follows.
All student quality.
The picture size is 350mm X 245mm to suit a frame of 22" X 16" (500mm X 400mm). As this picture is mostly from my mind I think the most challenging thing (apart from leaving the sky alone when it was still wet) was to control the amount of boulders I put in without getting carried away.
I wanted to create a cold feeling to the picture and felt that adding the warmth of the sky on the raised middle ground against the mainly white foreground would do this I hope this has been achieved.