Landscape and Texture in Charcoal

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on 15 Apr 2010 2:47 AM

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!

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on 21 Apr 2010 5:25 PM

Katherine, this charcoal painting is stunning. I always enjoy seeing your work. The depth is incredible.

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on 22 Apr 2010 9:52 AM

Thank you very much Sharon. Smile

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j.b2 wrote
on 22 Apr 2010 3:08 PM

I always enjoy the drawing you post here...

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on 24 Apr 2010 4:11 AM

Thank you J.B.!  Happy Spring!

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j.b2 wrote
on 24 May 2010 7:42 AM

You also!!!

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Cathy58 wrote
on 23 Aug 2010 11:45 AM

Hi, I really like your charcoal.  I am currently learning how to do charcoal myself and it is quite a challenge.  Well done!

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frankx75 wrote
on 27 Sep 2010 12:47 PM

Remarkable drawing

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on 27 Sep 2010 11:27 PM

Thank you Cathy. 

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on 27 Sep 2010 11:30 PM

Thank you. The location was heavenly. Halle Forest, outside  of Waterloo, Belgium.

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karaway wrote
on 9 Nov 2010 9:57 AM

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.

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on 10 Nov 2010 7:07 PM

Thank you Karaway ;) for your kind comments.

The Halle forest is full of meandering paths beckoning exploration.

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on 10 Nov 2010 8:46 PM

Thank you Frank :)

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Hausamann wrote
on 20 Feb 2015 6:34 PM

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.

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on 19 Mar 2015 2:08 PM

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. 

 

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