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Steam winch sketch in hard pastels

Posted On: Thursday 13th June 2013
Summary: Ths is a pastel sketch done on location, standing up to paint with my pad resting on a fence

Blog Tags: Sketching   Outdoor painting   Painting in Cambridge   Pastels painting   Buildings   Industrial buildings   

cambridge industrial machineryThere was a sort of industrial grittiness about these old steam engines chugging away that suited the rough paper I was usng here.
The fixed steam winch was hauling a row of coal trucks up and down a short length of railway.

I don't think I have adequately captured or expressed the mood of the scene to be honest. Maybe it required a much more linear approach; maybe an expressive, steamy monochrome study.

 

 

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