Peter Woolley Watercolour Artist
Peter Woolley Watercolour Artist
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  • Barn at Malham - pencil drawing by Peter Woolley

    Barn at Malham


    Sketching is a balance between trying to capture information accurately and efficiently, and yet also keeping it manageable by editing and filtering out information that isn't contributing to the overall composition.

    This is a good example of a couple of things that I endeavour to achieve when putting together a preliminary sketch. Firstly, I don't draw out every single stone in the wall; in fact, as the wall recedes to the barn, the details become less and less. The other thing that I sometimes do - not always, though (it mostly depends upon the context in which the sketch is being drawn) is to embolden some of the outlines after applying my shading. In a location-sketching scenario, a sketch may sometimes suffer from smudging caused by my drawing wrist. In a studio situation, where I have more time, that issue is less of a problem - usually avoided by placing a sheet of paper beneath my wrist as I shade.

    This is Mires Barn, just south the village of Malham, on the footpath towards Janets Foss.

    Image Size:
    Pencil Drawing: 297mm x 210mm (still available)

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    Almost all watercolour paintings produced by Peter Woolley are developed from pencil
 sketches made on-site or in the studio. In the course of that development, further working sketches
 are often produced in order to explore the subject and work towards a final, satisfactory
 composition. This drawing is a unique document; if it has been used in the process of creating a finished watercolour, it may contain marks of handling or even spots of watercolour. Such marks should not considered flaws; instead, they should be thought of as an integral part of the character of the drawing. To protect
 its integrity, the artist has signed and dated it on the reverse.

    This original drawing has been produced on 160lb smooth, white paper, with a 2B graphite pencil. For drawing dimensions, please see the main information panel above. The price quoted is for the drawing to be supplied to you unframed, in protective packaging with rigid backing panel, ready to take to a framer. A quote for framed work will be provided on request.

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