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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, August 17, 2009

Drawing and Painting Sycamore Trees

I did this painting several years ago when attending a watercolor class taught by Marge Brandt, of Wapakoneta, Ohio. She was teaching us how to paint different trees. I have always loved sycamore trees, with their white and grey trunks and branches, lining the street and river banks of Ohio. There were so many on the street I grew up on in Cleveland, West 98th, that they formed an arch over the street in the summer. A tornado came through in 1954 and took them all. Surprisingly the houses were spared with just some minor damage. I think the trees saved the houses. This tree was painted on 1/8 sheet of Cold-pressed Arches watercolor paper.

1 comment:

Vicki Greene said...

I really like the texture on the tree bark and grass. Nice painting.