A Little of this, a little of that…

There are a number of wonderful apple orchards nearby (though they’re rapidly being replaced by a better “cash” crop, namely grapes). Apple trees have very different personalities in each season, from the vibrant blossoms of spring to the bare austerity of winter. The latter is a look I particularly like. Trees denuded of their fruit and foliage, patiently waiting for the time to bloom, convey to me a composure found in nature that I envy (and sorely lack!).

In this piece I started with a transfer using gel medium and then created the rest of the “landscape” using watercolor, sumi ink and iridescent pastels. I also used some acrylic stamping to add some geometry to the otherwise organic setting. I guess I got everything in there!

One response to “A Little of this, a little of that…

  1. Bob, Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    I really love this work. The form and color are really great. I am also inspired by the form a tree takes on without it’s summer foliage, organic and yielding, yet mighty and strong, all at the same time.

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