Friday, 3 June 2011

Wild Olive

Another olive tree...I do love their twisty, bumpy branches and trunks.  This one is growing wild up in the hills nearby, I thought it looked like it had its hands on it's hips!
Watercolour and pen.

24 comments:

marancat said...

Indeed, this tree does have 'presence'!

Sandy in Michigan said...

Beautifully done! Yes, this tree certainly has personality.

bettyfromtexas said...

Definitely!! This tree has"got its swag ON!" A lovely capture of its personality!

seesue said...

Just lovely. Ink and w/c?

Studio at the Farm said...

I love trees, and this olive tree has so much character.

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

Yes,I can see a somewhat sassy "pose." I love that it fills the page.
Beautiful (as usual)!

Ann said...

A tree with an attitude! Beautiful drawing!

Alex said...

kinda looks like it's dancing to me =) it's got style!
Very well drawn, and I am so glad that tree is your favorite subject because it means we get to see a lot of these all the time. Thanks for your comments Cathy!

whatidoisme said...

I like this very much: a tree with so much personality could illustrate a story maybe?

Sue

magpie said...

love it. it's like a figure drawing - so much emotion. it seems like a tortured survivor.

Sandi said...

ditto on the comments....this tree has soul!

Jim Bumgarner said...

nice! kinda reminds me of jack's beanstalk.

Tahirih said...

gorgeous tree! It definitely has presence, and character. I love trees as well. I'm working on an old droopy, moss and lichen covered willow for someone right now. Very challenging!

Donn said...

What a lovely painting. Strange looking tree too. Nicely done.

bethanstritton said...

Hi Cathy,
Your paintings are beautiful and for me really capture the essence of Sicily. I have family over there and we spent time in the hill town of Caltebellotta. I used to get up early every morning before the kids and finds doorsteps to sit on so that I could sketch and try to capture a piece of the gorgeousness. Your paintings have now bought it all back. Thank you!

Sandra said...

No reason to quit drawing trees, your creations are so special.

kazumiwannabe said...

Wow. Beautiful shape, beautifully done!

Dan Kent said...

Missed this one! Love it! - gnarly, twisted, surly and unsettled - seems like it'd slap you if it could! You are the master of gnarly trees!

jenna said...

That tree has so much character - like one commenter said, it's sassy. Love the texture in the bark.

Anna T. said...

Love this tree - what a personality! So nicely drawn too!!

Yevgenia Watts said...

Wonderful!

Gillian said...

You really do excel at trees, Cathy. This gnarled beauty is fabulous!

SKIZO said...

FascinatingWork
ThankYouForSharing

Lucia B. said...

Beautiful! It seems a fascinating character for an imaginary fairy tale...

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