|Mossy Oak, Henry Coe State Park, CA - watercolor, 10 x 14 inches|
|Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY - watercolor 8 x 10 inches|
My first attraction to painting trees was a practical matter: during the fall and winter in the Northeastern U.S. there was little in nature that drew my eye besides snow and the bare skeletons of deciduous trees or statuesque evergreens. (And painting snow became boring in a hurry.)
|Lingering leaves - watercolor, 6 x 9 inches|
That's when I began to really appreciate what remarkable "creatures" they are. Colors, shapes, textures, angles... there is endless variety.
|Berkeley Tree on a damp day in Berkeley, CA - watercolor, 8 x 12 inches|
Of course, the fall colors of some trees are artworks already!
|Western Shore of the Hudson River in fall, Kingston, NY - plein aire watercolor, 6 x 9 inches|
Are there trees in your neighborhood, waiting to be discovered? Maybe they will show up in your artwork, too -- whether that be drawings, or paintings, or music, or poetry, or whatever creative expression you enjoy. If they do, share them with us!
|Countryside vista near Rhinebeck, NY - plein aire watercolor, 6 x 9 inches|