'The Friends'

version one of The Friends, June 2018

I can't seem to get enough of this pair of trees that stands just beyond the chalet, with mountains in the background. They are a maple of some sort (left) and a pitch pine (on the right). I like the way they complement each other, and I particularly like the way the pitch pine holds its upper leaf clusters aloft like candelabra (charmingly, the pitch pine is also known colloquially as the candlewood, for its resinous knots). These pictures in my 6" square sketchbook were made with watercolour marker.

version two, still with watercolour markers but looking more like a linocut.

I suppose that really I should draw these trees on larger paper, to give them some room and perhaps to stick them up somewhere on my bedroom wall. Below: a still of 'the friends' from a video I took of stormy weather.





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