I finally figured out that the most interesting morning shadows are off to the east from our house. This is looking from the north section of our east hay pasture. We planted these poplars …. hmm, a few years ago.
I needed some new charcoal for my next paintings. Thought I’d try a few types of our local wood.
The cut pieces were put in small metal boxes and into the deep ashes after a bonfire. I left them for an hour to see how it worked.
They work great. The pine is a bit harder with a nice gray color and the willow is awesome, very black and smooth. Overall a success.
My show is up on the walls at the gallery. A years work, thirty one pieces in total. Come and celebrate with us on February 7th from 5 to 9 at GalleryOne on Pearl Street in Ellensburg, Washington.