Central Park NY meets Stansted Park UK

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A detail from my sketchbook. Central Park New York in the snow – early December 2006. Fountain Pen, marker pens & coloured pencils. © chriswoodartist 2013 all rights reserved

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“Blue & Gold Central – Park in December ” This is the above sketchbook page revisited March 2013 Digital © chriswoodartist all rights reserved.

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“Central Park New York meets Stansted Park UK Arboretum” Digital Print © http://www.chriswoodartist.com all rights reservedcentralpark72web

This is another digital rendition of the left-hand side of the page from my sketchbook ! “Turquoise & Yellow – Central – Park in December 2006 ”  revisited March 2013 Digital Print © chriswoodartist all rights reserved.

stanstedconiferred72Finally, another page from my sketchbook: a quick graphite sketch of one of the thousands of confers in the grounds at Stansted Park. © chriswoodartist February 2013

I like the concept of combining details from one location with another.  In “Turquoise & Yellow – Central – Park  [December 2006] ”  I’ve  combined a drawing from my New York sketchbook (2006) with a more recent drawing from a collection that I’m putting together every time I visit Stansted Park in Rowlands Castle, Hampshire UK. The two parks are very different, they’re 3,500 miles apart – one is 843 acres and initially opened in 1857 – the other dates back to the 12th century and is 1750 acres !

Check out my last blog which includes full details of [viewPOINT] – my one day course in LOCATION drawing and painting 18.3.13. The LOCATION of the course will be in the fabulous ARBORETUM of STANSTED PARK, where there’s an amazing collection of trees from all over the world. Participants will have the opportunity to develop a collection of contemporary visual responses to this wonderful location.  The course is open to students from all levels.

I’m looking forward to it and what’s more there’s an excellent tea room with amazing cakes and there’s a fantastic farm shop with all manner of fresh and delicious delicacies ! I can recomend their selection of cheeses !!

More later !!

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