Tuesday, February 24, 2009

cedar grove

cedar grove
pastel on Wallis paper 7"x7"

This quick sketch was done from a photo taken the other day, just down the hill from the sunny happy place.
Cedars are the only green thing around right now, which is kind of a relief really. I've always had a hard time "capturing" cedar trees. The deep dark shadows and those highlights- gold, russet, sometimes almost red, sometimes yellow-green.
The sky really was an intense blue that day.

1 comment:

  1. The greens are great, but I'm really loving your composition here. Daring to put all that weight at the top!