Rose Nest drawing on A1 Bockingford paper

Here’s the drawing I made last Friday as part of my ‘Nest’ investigations. I’m seeing these everywhere and found this on a wall on my way back home after a walk in the park. It felt like a gift that was waiting for me, and I decided to draw it on top of some loose marks I’d created with my oilbars and distilled turps the week before. The petals arrange themselves into a natural focal point for the nest theme. I used graphite as well at the end and had fun grinding it into the paper which can take it! I’ll keep drawing until the stretcher is ready at the local wood merchant so that I can stretch another canvas. I think they must be very busy with the Christmas rush, I’ve rung them twice! Click on images to see marks in more detail.rose nestrose nest 2