Monday, 19 November 2012

Holding On




This small oak tree looked as if it had a mishap, some kind of landslide had left it hanging onto a mound of earth.  You have to admire it's tenacity in continuing to grow no matter what!
Watercolour and ink, 21x29cms.



16 comments:

MaryO said...

You've given both trees new life, Cathy. I love the pattern of the roots, but sad they've been unearthed!

Studio at the Farm said...

Such an interesting shape!! You really have given the poor tree new life. :)

Sue Pownall said...

Great painting and subject.

Judy said...

Beautiful, Cathy! I love those interesting roots, amazing how the tree survived!

Martine PITTET said...

Wonderful textures and values !!

Beth said...

absolutely love it!

Claudia said...

Beautiful!

Stew Crowther said...

Both the painting and subject is beautiful. I love trees like this - come to think of it...I love trees :-)
Fantastic!
Stew.
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Sandra said...

Agree with all of the above!!

Mary Walker Designs said...

This was a really great object to spotlight your use of highlight and reflective highlight.

Alex said...

it looks wonderful! Love it

fados do lar said...

Great work.

Barbara Roth said...

I really like how you were able to draw the tangle of branches and I love the green foliage. What colors of green paint did you use?

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

Quite beautiful...and so well painted!

Cathy Holtom said...

Thanks for the comments!
Barbara - I used Maimeri Sap Green, yellow green, and little bit of paynes grey for the darker bits.

Dan Kent said...

This is so beautiful - love the illusion of light and shadow, and the coarseness and colors of the trees. This is absolutely fabulous.

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