A painting can be a mirror to our soul and to pause and gaze at the reflection is not vanity.
I love the tree. There are a bunch of unique California Sycamores around my house that I have always wanted to sketch. Your tree drawings motivate me to do some of my own tree portraits.
Good terminology. I often think to myself...If this tree could give its' own opinion of my interpretation would it be pleased?Tree Portraits. Hmmm...I like this articulation.Thanks for the comment.
Studies of trees, flowers, and other living things really are portraits if they capture the unique character or spirit of the subject. Your tree sketch is really great. Fowkes has good advice to study something intensely every day.
I take that advice. I really want to take my work in a direction that captures accurately the qualities of light as it relates to source, intensity and effect.
That top tree painting is marvelous and it is finished! Don't touch it! :)
Thank you for the kind words Jala