Thursday, December 30, 2010

Drawing Trees

A Beech (my favorite tree)

Not sure about this one, but I liked the drooping branches.

Perhaps a Maple

I've been reading Carlson's Guide to Landscape Painting, which was written in 1929, and is quite a gem. Lots of practical advice. What a good idea to practice drawing trees in winter when the structure is visible!

My next task is to learn to identify trees when bare of leaves. More on that later.

1 comment:

  1. Drawing is a great exercise, as well as fun. Really like your trees. I too love Beech trees. I grew up in Maryland, just outside Washington DC and there are many Beech there. I love how they keep their leaves in the winter, staying brown and crisp all winter.