David Blackburn and negative space

I have been very interested in David Blackburn’s work since my tutor introduced me to him, so I was delighted to find the drawing by him below which works almost in negative form like some of the Alexandra Blum drawings I have been looking at. It looks incredibly difficult to achieve and something that requires real forward planning, but it creates a very atmospheric feel and is something I may try, particularly as charcoal is so forgiving.

(Woodland Scene, Bairnsdale) Trees 1965. Charcoal, signed and dated lower right, 28.5 x 38.5 cm

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