Saturday, January 27, 2018

Twisted Trees 1-3 - Three Works in Progress

Along the fence line of the farm there are a number of windblown trees which have had their branches twisted due to the elements.

Most of these trees are found along the north fence line which takes the full force of the north wind.

There are also a few of these bent trees on the higher hills just south of the north fence line.

Many of these trees are fairly large and with the exception of the pine trees are hardwoods such as maple, beech and apple.

Twisted Tree 1

It was a fairly mild day with the temperature reaching a high of 45F (7C) and it had been raining overnight and during the morning which melted a lot of the snow.

I thought I would take Kyora out for a short walk along the fence and take a sketchbook with me so I could draw some of the trees without any leaves on them to hide the trunk and branches.

Twisted Tree 2

As I stopped and sketched different trees along the fence I encountered a different bird in each of the trees and decided to add them into the sketch.

In the first drawing there was a pileated woodpecker, in the second drawing there was a bright red male cardinal and in the last drawing I was fortunate to capture a great horned owl on a branch of the tree who sat motionless.

Twisted Tree 3

I will post each of these drawings as more work on them is completed.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and enjoy the artwork. I hope you will return often.