Thursday, July 30, 2009

Weeping Willow

Weeping Willow, 2009, graphite on paper, 14 x 18 inches
This shaggy haired beast is back! OK, this is not really a beast or a creature of any sort, but it does have some lively characteristics. This tree is one of the two that make up most of the composition in Mossy Pond. My job on Tuesday was to get a better grasp of the anatomy of this tree and to learn how to break down trees into big masses of various shapes, sizes, and tones. I don't draw very often, but when I do I always wonder why I don't do it as much. I'm not sure if I will re-work or re-do the painting using this drawing, but I'm glad I took the time for this study.

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