Margaret Shaw - Artwork - WiP Storr

The photo was taken a few years ago whilst one one of my Highlands visits.
I liked the formation of the rocks and the contrasts of light and dark.

Whilst away I did this sketch (  if thathad been on better paper I'd have been tempted to mount and frame ).

Three years later we return to the picture ( can't wait for someone to ask me how long this one took ).
Did a drawing on pastel paper which wasn't going well - the drawing was wrong with too much focus on the sky.
The waste bin beckoned

Back to the drawing board, moved the skyline up and narrowed the landscape.

Then started to pastel and can see already that I'm way to dark in the sky
so white and pale grey will needed at the next session.

Lots of pale grey, pale blue and white layers added to the sky with lots of blending done with fingers and blenders.

Started to put in the land with tinted charcoal to establish the lights and the darks forming the land shapes.