Sunday, 28 April 2013

Finally Some Colour

I took some watercolour pencils with me today to experiment.  I mooshed the colour around a bit with a waterbrush on the lower sketch, but regretted it as I refer the toothiness of the pencil marks.  Spring colours are just starting to emerge at the arboretum here in Ottawa.  The yellow twigs of the willows, which are first out and last to fall, are taking on a hint of green as their leaves emerge.

The huge Bebb's Oak in the upper sketch will be some time before it leafs out.  I would hazard to guess that this is the most photographed tree in the city.  It is also probably the most climbed judging by the smooth surface of the lower, near horizontal branches.

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