We don't have aspen trees in Florida so these beautiful white trunks fascinated me
while we were in Montana this past summer. I knew I wanted to
include them in my series of works on trees.
These are done in graphite (pencil) and enhanced with acrylic washes
on a cradled board, then sealed for protection and framed.
I like combining the attention of the fine detail done in graphite with
the seemingly more abstract splashes of color gotten with
the acrylic washes.
This piece is 16 x 20 unframed and slightly larger in its black floater frame.
Oh! I almost forgot: my husband named this piece.
Coming from a large family I think he saw these trees as brothers and sisters
with their lives all entertwined and their stories tangled together.
I liked the fact that he was being to anthropomorphize
the trees...something I have always done!
This piece is available, click here.