Charcoal landscapes

This series of works is based on my appreciation of some of the local churches and countryside. Choosing to work within the evidently limited color scope of the medium, I used a wide range of textures and pressures to create the large number of lightnesses needed to develop a more holistic sense of ambient light and illusory space. My feeling about the result is so much in terms of color that I often refer to these works as ‘charcoal paintings’.

All images and site content © Sarah Elliott