Sunday, May 22, 2005
The weekly challenge for the Everyday Matters group this week was to draw a tree. Now, I live in East Tennessee, probably one of the greenest places in the country, and have upwards of 30+ very tall hardwood trees in my yard alone. Still, I couldn't find a tree to draw! It was a matter of not being able to see the trees for the forest, if you know what I mean. Today we went out on the boat and I brought my handy little sketchbook along, thinking I could sketch a nice tree or two while DH did some fishing, but found that every time we settled to one spot the wind or current would move us long before I finished any drawing. Sigh. Oh well. I did this little postcard watercolor last night from a photo in a book, so I guess it will have to count! I tried to work fast and wet, as the experts almost always say to do, and muddled it up a bit. The little dirt road on the left isn't TOO bad, but the mess on the right is supposed to be a creek ... use your imagination, people!