Leverhulme Project 2013-2015

Drawing LFS88 set23 Slacks Rigg, North Pennines (2014)
peat, ink, wax crayon, watercolur. 0cm x 0cm.

Field drawing research in the North Pennines AONB at Slack's Rigg near Tyne Head filmd by Matthew Harle University of Northumbria.0
 
Concertinaed Time (2014)
peat, clay, cotton rag paper. 60cm x 0cm.

Drawing made at Wolf Crag Moss on circular Nepalese rag paper. This was drawn with material from the bottom of a peat core which includes subglacial clay at least 12 000 years old and early peat sediments from about 10 000 yera ago. These latter sediments contain the pollen which palynologists use to estimate past vegetation and thence climatic conditions to resolution of about 10 years using carbon isotope dating among other techniques.0
 
"We've hit lake bottom" (2013)
peat, clay, graphite, crayon. 29cm x 0cm.

Peat coring at Wolf Crag Moss, Threlkeld, Cumbria with Prof John Woodward and Dr Matt Pound Drawn on location. Collection of Northumbria University.0
 
LFS1 set1 Moorhouse, North Pennines (2013)
peat, ink, wax crayon, watercolur. 74cm x 56cm.

Drawn as first of set of 4 of this size at this location. The paper was totally wetted before applying chinese ink stick, wax crayon, peat from around me then more delicate watercolours. Working fast to make most of shorter daylight hours in October. Saw one hill farmer on quad bike all day.0
 
LFS2 set1 Moorhouse, North Pennines (2013)
peat, ink, wax crayon, watercolur. 74cm x 56cm.

Drawn as second of set of 4 of this size at this location. The paper was totally wetted before applying peat from around me then more delicate watercolours. Working fast to make most of shorter daylight hours in October. Saw one hill farmer on quad bike all day.0
 
LFS30 set7 Knoutberry, North Penninnes (2013)
Ink, watercolour, clay, peat, wax crayon. SOLD. 76cm x 0cm.

Drawn at sunset in Nov 2013, 4th of four drawings done on this site during the day. Crystal clear weather, ice forming on drawing as watercolour applied. Shadow of the earth rose into the sky like a hood being slowly pulled up. Gamekeepers replenishing feeders had gone home by this time so almost no sounds by this time.0
 
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