Graphite on paper
10.5 x 13.5 in
Related drawing for the well-known watercolour “Cowichan Bay”.
"I've found from years of trial that the only way I can work is to make sketches in pencil from Nature purely as reference material for future use in the studio. In the past I have often made a stab at watercolours, pen & ink, wash, conte, charcoal, pastel, etc., in order to try to get something exhibitable direct from Nature but always fall back on reference sketches in graphite pencil."
E. J. Hughes
Jacques Barbeau, "E.J. Hughes, Through the Decades", p. 98