Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Plein Air

What has perhaps caught my attention most here are the trees: the cypresses, the plane trees and the trees with upward facing pines (pin maritime and pin d’alep). And how hard it is to draw a tree!

My process has involved making quick sketches while traveling in the car, jotting down the shape of the clusters of leaves. Then I use these as a springboard for my own arboreal concoctions, which usually end up looking like bulbs, mushrooms, and the Flintstones.

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