Sorry, the lighting wasn’t great when I took the photos. I like the first one the best. The brown on the last one is a bit overbearing.
This is my attempt at capturing the band of colours I mentioned here. Pretty subtle. It took some observing to be able to distinguish the colours, and even then, it’s probably quite subjective.
I was stoked to pick these up yesterday (a birthday present bought with some money from my mum). They’re lovely and soft and loaded with pigment. Look forward to doing some coloured sketches.
I love sketching trees. They’re challenging because of all the detail, but they’re also fun. There are so many different kinds, they each have a different character. and they really encourage varied mark-making and gestures. I can see why landscape painters love to paint them. This is one from my backyard.