Hebden Bridge trees

pastel no 1Here is the soft pastel drawing in stages that I made today based on a sketch of some trees by the river that I found as a motif in Hebden Bridge at the weekend. There are colours in nature that you wouldn’t believe even before spring has properly arrived. I sat on the river bank and made a study which this was taken from and I will share with you as well. My friend said there she liked the pinks in the leaves even though they weren’t really there, but they were to me!