Viking knitting drawing and Corvid feeding piece

I made these two A1 studies today in front of the fire. It has been a very cold weekend and I was reluctant to go into the chilly studio. I really enjoyed the peace and quiet in front of the log fire to make these pieces. We went on a walk yesterday to Gordale Scar in Yorkshire, the wind was bitterly cold and got through to your bones. Crows were sitting in trees then allowing themselves to be blown around in the wind as they flew. It spurred me on to respond to poem number two in my collaboration with Kate Garrett based on the theme, ‘Crow’. I can’t reveal too much yet as she hasn’t published it yet, but suffice to say her words were very much in my mind as I drew. Here it is, do click the image to enlarge.corvid feeding