|Capturing the strong shadows|
|2 photos, taken on different days, layered and with some erasing|
|The piece of larch, sanded ready to be primed|
It seems a crying shame to cover up that grain doesn't it - it may re-appear
|Primed, early stage of drawing|
|Starting to work into the shadows|
|The frst finish of the drawing. I have other plans for this piece,|
but this is to all intents at a finished stage.
I like how some of the grain still shows through, and the bark
either side of the wood creates an interesting frame.
As part of this set of work I have been asking people about their feelings about walking in woodland, why are people drawn to trees, what is their magic? Responses have ranged from benefitting from the increased oxygen levels to feeling that the trees soothe the stresses of everday life.
I would be really pleased and interested to hear any of your feelings of walking among trees...