New Charcoal Drawing - Looking Down On Luddenden Dean

The latest charcoal drawing, a small, seemingly nameless reservoir above Luddenden Dean in Calderdale.

And a couple of work in progress shots. There are some things about the original sketch I prefer and wish had been kept in the final image - to do with the foreground.

Wheatear and Cottongrass Woodblock Moorland

Its festive open studio weekend in Hebden Bridge and I've been working extra hard all week to get the studio space looking good with much of the 'mess' tidied away and a lot of my work on display.

The atmosphere was great all day although the hideous windy wet weather put a lot of people off going out at all and numbers were down from previous years.

I met a lot of lovely people and had some interesting chats - discovered that there are at least two other Reservoir Tower anoraks (both male) in my local area!