Keeping an eye out for oddly-shaped clouds during this time of quickly changing weather prepared me for catching the scene below. Even though the photo is not perfect (it was taken through a car window), it is still a dramatic picture.
There were so many trees, each of them different: different kinds of leaves, different tones, different shadings. The sketch below is a meditation. I could have worked on it all day. The overcast lighting would not have changed the shadowing that much. I have a photograph of this scene, so I can get back to […]
I think I waited a bit too long before snapping this shot. Little Puff was a little larger just a couple of minutes before I got the sun out of my eyes enough to take the picture.
There was daylight today during my break. The sun had not even set. It cast strong tall shadows. I planted myself under a tree and took the picture shown below.
There’s a bit of everything in the bark of this tree. It seems to have its own ecosystem. I think I might zoom in on a couple of different areas to create several studies. There is a diversity of textures here just waiting to be sketched.
The work of Richard Diebenkorn was in the back of my mind today. I have been reading about his Ocean Park series. Everything about my paintings is different than his. He worked in oils, I work in watercolor; he worked on canvases on the order of 8×10 feet, I work on paper of 9×12 inches; […]
I found this tree hiding in the bushes.
I saw this blue trunk on one of my walks. I didn’t see anything cutting off the circulation, though.
I saw a tree hugger today. It was another tree!
I happened upon a technique of growing watercolor ‘trees’ by allowing earth-tone pigments drip into a pre-wetted section of paper. My first efforts (Landscape, Fiery Landscape, Rocky Landscape, Trees Around the World, Trees for Flat-Earthers) were fantasies. Yesterday’s post was not about creating trees, but rather about composition and layering. I took the same tack today. Individual trees were even […]