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Drawing and photography are central to my practice. Both make pressing - if sometimes fictitious - claims to the capture of lost moments.




12/06/2010

Abstract expressionism of the shadow trees

Sunny again today. I sat under an apple tree to draw the silhouette of hanging branches of the ash tree at the bottom of the garden. No luck. Trees are the hardest thing - to know how to tell the wood from, and so on. How much detail in, how much out. Having wasted a few precious Moleskine pages, I noticed that the pages of the sketchbook itself were dappled and marked by the shadows of the swaying branches above me. I very quickly traced the movements the shadow trees were making on the sketchbook pages.








And then finally, I drew the branches again, this time under the influence of these shadow trees. Not much to write home about, but here it is!


All are brush markers in Moleskine sketchbook.

2 comments:

ana said...

very beautifull shadows!

Ruth Rosengarten said...

Thank you, Ana