Winter Sunshine and Shadows, 20" x 16" is a result of our drive to Rockford, IL. It is done with Derwent tinted charcoal pencils on white paper. The large American Elm tree is a rare and beautiful sight.
Another drawing, Winter Storage, 12" x 16" Derwent drawing pencils on warm gray paper, is based on a photograph taken during one of our drives. It has taken a couple of years of occasionally looking at the photo and figuring out what to do with it. Different cropping was tried, elements added and removed until I got something that worked. The detailed textures of the boards make for interesting patterns and the old car behind a gate like an animal added interest and humor.
Because of the complexity I gridded and did the underdrawing on a separate sheet of paper.