Thursday, December 3, 2009

Drawing & Painting Trees

Southwest Corner
7 1/4 x 8 7/8
Vine charcoal on Strathmore 500 paper

For landscape artists, trees are arguably the most important raw material of our craft and art. Their very individual character, their attitude as living beings within the landscape make them a source of endless fascination and challenge for the artist. Artists in the 19th century routinely sketched and painted studies of these sentinels of nature in order to understand their structure as well as their artistic bearing. These drawings and studies were then used to create larger studio works.

I have a new online class scheduled- Drawing and Painting Trees. I plan to structure it as an online atelier for the study of this most important subject. You can go HERE (scroll down) to read more and to register. Class is limited to 10 students - 3 spots left!


Suzanne McDermott said...

I love this! It's so moody with such few strokes.

Deborah Paris said...

Thank you Suzanne- hope your Holidays are bright!

Brian McGurgan said...

This is beautiful, Deborah - wonderfully expressive and sensitive.

Caroline said...

I like the charcoal drawing on the blue paper it gives it a frosty morning atmosphere.