Tuesday, March 11, 2014


3/11/14 Platinum Carbon ink, watercolor, Canson XL 140 lb. paper
Today’s sketch is a twofer. You can see the bare trunk near the top of the leftmost tree where all the limbs had been cut away. Beyond it (to its right), you can see what looks like two more bare trunks. I couldn’t really see it from where I sketched, but after I finished, I drove closer and realized that the second tree had a wide base that divided into two parallel trunks rising upward, giving the impression of being two trees. It, too, had been cut away in the same shape. I found these unfortunate, misshapen trees in the Wedgwood neighborhood.

Note one other unusual feature of this sketch: blue sky!


  1. Love this series of convenience-cut trees, Tina. I particularly like the composition of your Pac-Man tree as the red car really made it pop.

    Cheers --- Larry

  2. Yeah for blue skies!!! Another good sketch of the trimmed trees.


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