Friday, August 10, 2012

Fast and Loose Tree on Hillside

This was done tonight in my little Handbook first with pen and ink and then watercolor.  Some areas I went back over with the pen (used a Micron 01)

I was in a playful mood when I went into this.  It's a quick / loose rendering of a gnarled twisty tree on a hillside with some underbrush growing around it.  I didn't want to spend a lot of time hoping to capture the essence and portray the mood I was in as I put paint to paper. 

Now that it's done and I view it (with critical eye.....lol) I find it to be a good helpful reminder that with canopy, I need to either ink lost and found limbs or do the foliage first working my limbs in amongst the leaves.  PLUS even though I thought I was working a nice variation in green mixes from my palette, it doesn't really look like it with the final results.  Next time! 

Once I finish this journal book (only a few more pages to go), I want to seriously work on making my own with paper I really like that performs better wet in wet. 

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2 comments:

Sandy Sandy said...

Nice tree Susan!

Susan Bronsak said...

Thanks, Sandy!!! I really truly had fun with this one!!!

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