Friday, March 14, 2014


3/13/14 Platinum Carbon ink, Kuretake brush pen, watercolor, Zig marker, Canson
XL 140 lb. paper
Driving home from the dentist yesterday morning, I spotted this wildly gnarled and mutilated tree about a mile or so west of the neighborhood where I sketched on Tuesday. Like many trees, it’s still completely bare, but I appreciated its expressive attitude.

Although I wanted the star of the sketch to be the large tree, I couldn’t help including the small maple growing in the nearby traffic circle. Unlike the other, this little tree is full of tight buds getting ready for their spring debut. Any day now. . .

(Yesterday was officially the first day of outdoor urban sketching season: It was warm enough to get out of the car to sketch this!)

1 comment:

  1. Yeah for weather warm enough to sit outside to sketch!!! Both trees are so expressive!


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