52 trees

Browsing Archive: January, 2011

tree fortyfive

Posted by Peter Bangs on Friday, January 14, 2011,
This again was an evergreen in the school playground, drawn while on the school run.  I tried adding more water with a tissue to the bulk of the foliage to try out the effect of wet in wet even further.  I really like the results.



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tree fortyfour

Posted by Peter Bangs on Friday, January 14, 2011,
Again with the Pitt brush pen.  This a small tree and some bushes bordering the waterworks on the other side of the Test River from Molly's school.  They were drawn in a constant drizzle in about five minutes just after parking up for the shcool run.  The rain spattering really added something that I liked.


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tree fortythree

Posted by Peter Bangs on Friday, January 14, 2011,
This and the next two trees were all drawn with a Faber-CastellPitt brush pen, chrome oxide green.  The handling for a brush pen is very unbrushlike.  It's more like a long, well worn, dip pen nib.  It lacks the flexibility of either a brush or many other brush pens I've used over the years but it's a very comfortable pen to draw with and, as I discovered by accident yesterday while drawing in the rain, it works very nicely wet on wet.


This wa a recently pollarded ornamental Cherry tree outsid...
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tree fortytwo

Posted by Peter Bangs on Tuesday, January 11, 2011,
Taxus Bacatta, The Yew


The Yew and the Oak were the trees that formed the backbone of this country as it stepped out of the dark ages and forged it's way forward into recorded history.  Don't believe me go look it up.

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Back on schedule

Posted by Peter Bangs on Thursday, January 6, 2011,
Back on schedule and 11 trees to go.  If I stay on schedule tree 52 should be posted 24 March 2011.

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tree fortyone

Posted by Peter Bangs on Thursday, January 6, 2011,
I'm not sure about this one, I was attracted by the stark angular shapes of the trees against the soft curves of the river and the bridge.  I tried doing it justice in as few lines as possible to emphasise what had caught my eye.  I think I failed on this occasion.  This isn't the last of this picture though as I aim to use it for the basis of my first venture into abstract painting.


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tree forty

Posted by Peter Bangs on Thursday, January 6, 2011,


This was the ivy covered trunk of a tree that had once been on the riverbank near the White Swan pub.  The earth around the tree had washed away thanks to the vagaries of a river prone to flooding and all that was left was a small island, held together by the tree's roots.

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Tree thirtynine

Posted by Peter Bangs on Thursday, January 6, 2011,

This picture and the next two come from a snowbound walk along the river and through West End just before Christmas.  A duck and a moorhen were roosting on this snow capped fallentree that was mostly submerged beneath the icy water.


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