Tranquility 2009 Charcoal on Paper by Katherine Nelson www.katherinenelsonart.com
The Bluebell Forest in Halle, Belgium is an interesting subject in which to create texture expressing a mass of bluebell blooms on the floor of the forest. The texure here is created by alternating kneaded erasers, pencil erasers, steadler erasers, and finally, an electric eraser which is applied, covered, and applied again in multiple layers. The forest will be back in bloom in two weeks. A little piece of heaven on earth for the nature lover!
Katherine, this charcoal painting is stunning. I always enjoy seeing your work. The depth is incredible.
Thank you very much Sharon.
I always enjoy the drawing you post here...
Thank you J.B.! Happy Spring!
Hi, I really like your charcoal. I am currently learning how to do charcoal myself and it is quite a challenge. Well done!
Thank you Cathy.
Thank you. The location was heavenly. Halle Forest, outside of Waterloo, Belgium.
I have always been fascinated by charcoal work! The fact that someone can make it come across as anything other than black and white smudges is unreal to me! This is very beautiful. The shading is great, and my eye is drawn into the background. I almost wonder what's back there. I feel like I should wander back there.
Thank you Karaway ;) for your kind comments.
The Halle forest is full of meandering paths beckoning exploration.
Thank you Frank :)
Hello Katherine Nelson.
WOW! Love the effect and depth. For me it is both beautiful and mysterious. Beautiful in terms of its forest lush nature and mysterious due to its shadows and dark background. I love the path but not too sure I want to venture into its background. I love the artwork for it is done so well, and it produces both awe and mystery - a mixed dish of emotions, as if to say there is a price for a piece of heaven.
Thank you for showing this, Katherine.
Thank you for your comments and enthusiasm, Hausamann. The Halle Forest is quite a remarkable place in the Spring. It inspired me to spend a lot of time on this drawing while creating the textures in both additive and subtractive drawing techniques.