Here she has produced a charcoal drawing of birds fluttering through winter branches. She has tackled a difficult subject and unusual perspective and produced a vision of light that is stark and skeletal in places, and almost transparent in others, all beautifully observed. Her skillful drawing of bare branches and birds in flight is exquisite, producing an almost meditative effect.
Like many wild places in the area, Baggeridge Country Park is reclaimed from a hard-working industrial past, but now provides interesting walks and activities as well as varied habitats for plants, birds and animals.
The finished drawing is based on Jane's direct observation of the trees where she walks her dog almost every day. Her passion for the place is evident in the intensity of her vision.
|winter trees; charcoal on paper, 42 x 60 cm/16.5" x 23.5", Jane|