had no plans to sketch outdoors today, but windy weather and turbulent skies beckoned… one of four studies, this one is in graphite and conte pastel… very breezy, soil from the recently ploughed fields gathered up into brief dust storms (no rain for weeks), clouds moving laterally very fast, sun intermittent, quite dark, slithers of light… a day best described as bracing… on the beaufort scale maybe a strong breeze, umbrella use becomes difficult…
[sketchbook… another cloud study]
[cloud study… detail 1 ]
[cloud study… detail 2]
[cloud study… detail 3]
and lastly, the original sketchbook page; what a little judicious cropping can do to an untidy image….
[cloudy study… in sketchbook]