A blog by Cathy Holtom, an English artist living and painting in Sicily.
Thursday, 30 June 2011
Round the Old Oak Tree
I've been fiddling about with this watercolour for a few weeks but I'm now calling it finished.
This is an oak tree from up in the mountains and is part of an old forest, but I prefered to paint it standing on it's own. The trees cling to the side of the hill, spreading and twisting their roots and the footpath winds around and between the trees.
On this particular walk we went through an ancient grove of giant hollies, very dark and spooky and just the place to go looking for faeries and little people. (Yes I know my imagination's running away with me....again!)