Sunday, February 08, 2009

Illustration Friday - Time


Oak ATC colored pencil on tempera

To me, an old tree is a symbol for time. Not the sprout, the sapling, nor even the young tree, but the old tree, gnarled and strong. Even after someone cuts it down, we can see the passage of years in its rings.

The top picture I drew today, specifically for IF. The ones below are from my previous work.


Tree ATC acrylics


Twisted Tree ATC ink and colored pencils


Live Oak APC 4"x6" acrylics on Corrinne's homemade paper

10 comments:

Eliza said...

I love your artwork. The trees are really inspiring...

flower girl said...

Lovely paintings, and I love the mood in different paintings,so beautiful. And thank you very much for stopping by on my blog.=)

Indigene said...

Beautiful trees, they are my favorite too!

Coreopsis said...

Nice trees! I like how they're all different, but each one is really solid. I especially like the b & w one, with the twisted trunk.

Alina Chau said...

Wonderful set of trees!!

EWian said...

Nice collection of trees :)
I especially liked the one for IF, what came to mind was "a new spring dawning"

EWian

Caroline said...

Super trees - can't pick a favourite but do love the colours in the first!

tsu-mina said...

Marta...great energy! Really nice!

Z-Kids said...

Wonderful all!
Z-Dad

beckasharpe said...

I like the different styles and media used for the trees, especially the colours in the top one. Nice interpretation of 'time' too. Thanks for visiting my blog.