Saturday, 25 September 2010
A Purple Tree!
Actually purple trees don't really grow in Sicily, my scanner has decided to highlight the blue and violet layers that I mixed with olive green for the actual grey/green colour!
This is an old wild olive tree, knarled and twisted with time. My friend and I went walking in a local nature reserve with beautiful views of the nearby valleys and hills, there were plenty of these old olive trees each one more interesting than the next. It was a very steep walk in the hot sun, which made our picnic stop even more welcome, here's a photo of the view about halfway up.
As usual I collected pocketfuls of leaves and other bits and pieces to draw at home, a great way to remember a lovely walk.