Beech Hedge Drawing (1998)

 

 

Beech Hedge at Hospitalfield House. 13" x 17", oil pastel, soft pastel and charcoal on watercolor paper. © 1998-2012 J. Thomson

Beech Hedge at Hospitalfield House. 13″ x 17″, oil pastel, soft pastel and charcoal on watercolor paper. © 1998-2012 J. Thomson

Hospitalfield House in Arbroath, Scotland.

Here is another drawing from my year at Hospitalfield House in Arbroath, Scotland.

One of my favorite places on the estate was this row of 100+ year old beech trees, which were situated on the outside of the garden wall to break some of the wind coming off the North Sea about 100 yards away. Through regular pruning to maintain a certain height, the trees had become quite gnarly and twisted. I started this drawing around November, 1997 (en plein air) and completed it a few weeks later. It’s still one of my favorite things about the time I spent there.

I’ve posted this drawing on my Zazzle site, where you can purchase high-quality prints. The original drawing is 13″ x 17″ (paper size), but with Zazzle you can make it larger or smaller as you wish.


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