This beech is one of many big old trees (mainly beech, oak and sweet chestnut) along the upper edge of some broadleaved woodland in a narrow, steep-sided valley. I made the distant trees paler by using an eraser. For years I never thought of black pen markings as something you could rub out to any degree, but yes, you can do that. Not completely of course, but enough to make things paler and thrown further back into the distance, giving the whole picture more depth.
Details: Pen; 2017; 30 cm x 21 cm. Original not for sale; unframed print £30.
Included in the gallery Trees 1