Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sycamore Branches

9x9” (nearly) Wallis Museum Grade sanded paper, Soft Pastels.
This week’s effort has been applied to Sycamore Bark. I was browsing a nearby park one bright but rainy day. Looking from the diamond light windows of the covered bridge I found myself in the ‘arms’ of a large Sycamore. I knew they had mottled bark, but I never knew there were so many colorful layers!


  1. I love the way you handled this mottled texture! Lovely color and inspirational pastels.

  2. Thank you, Claudia! I'm glad it spoke to you. I treasure all the encouragement I can find at this stage. Sharing inspiration is what I hope to accomplish with painting, but at this point I am a long way from making that happen with any regularity! Got lucky this time.

  3. I like this painting too. Love the texture on the branches. I also love your photos about fire bowl. Just Amazing!!