Sunday, 16 October 2011

An old tree in California


A couple of days ago I received this fine line drawing by Pat Reese showing a Californian tree. It seems that I am not the only one who is sometimes speculating what such an old tree has been looking on and has heard during it's life time.
Funny things, frightening situations, drama, silly conversations, a lot of lawn mowing and more...

I wish I knew what species that tree is and would like to request Pat from here to find out for me. Looking at the trunk I would guess it is a Metasequoia glyptostroboides (that sounds great) or similar. In that case Pat would have cheated us on the foliage, what I really do not want to suppose.

Thank you Pat for the beautiful tree and the kind words!

9 comments:

Katherine Tyrrell said...

Great drawing Pat - I'd have never dared draw a tree for Martin!

Robyn Sinclair said...

Gorgeous tree study and Martin is obviously impressed, Pat. :)

Bridget Hunter said...

Sometimes a monochrome drawing is just perfect for the subject. A wonderful tree study Pat.

Desiree said...

I just love Pats line drawings they are so powerful! It's seems she can do it all beautifully. I am sure Martin is enjoying this lovely card. When I look at the unique shapes of trees and lines in the bark it brings to mind fingerprints,each one unique. Trees are a fingerprint in the landscape.

Albrecht Rissler said...

Trees – unique fingerprints in the landscape, I love this expression! And Pats drawing as well!

Cathy Gatland said...

Beautiful drawing and another story for the old tree to tell, of the artist (and her dog Ivy?) sitting in its shade and recording so carefully its form!

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

Pat...fabulous! Yes Cathy..wouldn't it be great if this old one could tell its tales. It even looks as though he posed especially for you Pat!
Ronelle

vivien said...

Great drawing Pat - trees are so interesting to sketch :>)

Pat said...

Thanks everyone for the kind words.
I will try to get back to this tree and see what it is Martin. My guess would be some kind of cypress or fir but can't really remember if it was leaves or needles.

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