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I started off wanting to make sense of a tangle of trees and shrubs in the shade, but like insistent siblings, two trees in the sunlight took over the composition.
Sequoia in Dimond Park
There’s a sequoia tree in the park whose branches grow in a spiral, with a gap because it’s crowded next to a pine. When I can see into the branches like that, I wonder what it must be like to … Continue reading
On weekdays at the park you can usually see nannies with toddlers and baby carriages, in shady spots where they’ve spread out a blanket to picnic for a few hours.
Lattice roof makes shade over columns of Scout Hut storage building in the park. It faces the creek and benches made of tree trunks, often a staging area for volunteer work crews and solo joggers.
Back to Basics
Going back to basics, little compositions. It’s like a game to look for big shapes. Working with water-soluble pencil in black. I didn’t used to like black and white pictures, but now it clears my head. Would I recognize this … Continue reading
Not Quite 100 People
Last week was an online challenge to sketch 100 people in one week. I didn’t get anywhere near that number. Maybe around 50.
Through the Trees
Stairway in Shadow
Cold day in the park. Most of this stairway was in shade, but a strip of light through the trees caught one edge.
Most of the wood has been removed from the old oak that fell after last year’s rains. A few logs remain, and the odd shape of the tree that grew next to the big oak, now no longer overshadowed by … Continue reading