Sycamore

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Yesterday was a meeting of the Pencil Portraits in the Park group, but drawing people held little appeal for me. So, I decided to try something I had briefly seen somewhere and thought interesting: during their travels in the 19th century, many people sketched in pencil (graphite) and then colored the drawings with watercolor. These days most people sketch with waterproof ink and then color things in, but I rather liked this idea. A sycamore tree in our park, dressed out in autumn finery made a nice portrait, methinks.

9×12, hot press 140# Arches. Graphite and watercolor.

2 comments on “Sycamore”

    1. Glad you like it, Fraggy. I am inclined to put just a touch of green for grass at the bottom – little bit – and then some blue in the sky, again, a little bit. This was in the park and did have green grass and a blue sky, but I was more focused on the pencil-watercolor combo . . . .

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