Mist and Drizzle, Upper Maenan

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Mist and Drizzle, Upper Maenan pastel drawing

19 x 18 cm

This drawing shows part of a row of quarry cottages set against the dark, misty quarry mountainside at Penmaenmawr, North Wales. Compositionally, I found the foreshortened angles of the houses and the cascading mountainside behind them very dramatic and I very much liked the way the houses appear to merge into the hill behind. The rich, deep, moody colours of the mountain, slightly obscured by the mist and chimney smoke was a challenge to execute in pastel.