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Friday, 21 November 2014

Harvest Holiday

Binding and stooking, 1946.

Calling in on the blacksmith
(missing quarter restored)

Line drawings by Lunt Roberts.

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Michael and Mary,Harvest Holiday

A scene from the short story Harvest Holiday (around 1946) which contains 19 pictures by Lunt Roberts, one a colour frontispiece. It is the sequel to Trouble at Townsend depicting a second visit to the farm a year later. Mary is map-reading. The Scottie dog is Dougal. Here I have used water colours to enhance local scenery.

Mary and Michael are joined by their townie friends Elizabeth (Liza) and John who arrive in their best blazers and overcoats and a suitcase weighing a ton. On the way home from the station, here they are admiring the tractor and binder.

Here is the next, faded out and waiting for colour.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

The Climax of Mystery at Witchend

an experiment with colour, hand drawn.

This time I left the Bertram Prance line drawing in, as faded as I could,
 and coloured with watercolour: