This is a quick charcoal study of the south western sky a day or two ago, seen over the Waikato river. I tried to quickly capture the main elements of the sky without much attempt to make it look like a finished picture.
In the end, it turned out quite a nice tonal study and with a mock frame around it, it looks almost finished, apart from the fingerprints near the horizon!
I think of the river’s edge at as the night comes down. Above and below the water’s edge, animals seek their mates and become quiet.
A poem of sorts:
To be and stay of service is not easy. Meeting rooms - agendas behind the agenda push you continually into your tiny self. No. Be that one grey dove - steadfast through smokestacks, unwavering toward her mate - waiting in green shadows above the quiet river.