Sunday, August 2, 2015

Pine and Cedar Trees - Two Works in Progress

It is another sunny and hot 84F (28.9C) with the humidity making it feel like 91F (32.8C) day, although today and tomorrow are supposed to be the last of this hot and humid weather for at least a week.

It clouded over around 5:00pm and we have been having one light show of lightning after another together with the continuous sound of rumbling thunder.

I did a little more work on each of these two sketches that I had started last month when we were out on Lovesick Lake in the canoe.

For the sketch of the pine tree I added more details to the branches and areas of the needles.

Then I added in the dead cedar to the right of the pine tree and added the large rock.

Beaver Island Pine I

Since I wasn't in the mood to start using pen and ink on this sketch I started working on the second sketch which was on the opposite side of the inlet.

I had the two main cedar trees already sketched and added some of the dead cedars on each side of them and indicated where the reflection will appear in the water.

I will probably end up doing a larger colour painting at a later date as the contrast between the sunlit cedar trees and the dark background of trees behind it will create a lot of interest.

Richards Island Cedar I

I will post each of these sketches at a later date once I have applied the ink to them and am pleased with the way they look.