Peter Woolley Watercolour Artist
Peter Woolley Watercolour Artist
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  • The River Wharfe at Kettlewell - pencil drawing by Peter Woolley

    The River Wharfe at Kettlewell


    This sketch of a tree growing on the banks of the river in the Dales village of Kettlewell (the riverbank by the bridge) was produced as a demonstration piece to show how to create grassy highlights through negative-drawing, and to give texture to the tree-bark through graduated shading.

    The demonstration is featured on the Sketches Collection DVD (Part 4 in the Pencil Drawing series).

    I always find these kind of subjects incredibly immersive. After the general outlines have been laid out, and a first layer of simple shading added to define the underlying values, the job of working the textures up is a slow, but very satisfying one. Time just evaporates when I'm working on any drawing featuring this amount of detail.

    Image Size:
    Pencil Drawing: 297mm x 210mm (still available)


    Almost all watercolour paintings produced by Peter Woolley are developed from pencil
 sketches made on-site or in the studio. In the course of that development, further working sketches
 are often produced in order to explore the subject and work towards a final, satisfactory
 composition. This drawing is a unique document; if it has been used in the process of creating a finished watercolour, it may contain marks of handling or even spots of watercolour. Such marks should not considered flaws; instead, they should be thought of as an integral part of the character of the drawing. To protect
 its integrity, the artist has signed and dated it on the reverse.

    This original drawing has been produced on 160lb smooth, white paper, with a 2B graphite pencil. For drawing dimensions, please see the main information panel above. The price quoted is for the drawing to be supplied to you unframed, in protective packaging with rigid backing panel, ready to take to a framer. A quote for framed work will be provided on request.

    For a closer view, click on the image.

    Postage costs are calculated separately, according to the delivery address, and will be displayed at the checkout before being added to your order.

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