Friday, 30 December 2011

An Ethereal Forest in California


I found this splendid painting by Pat Reese waiting for me when we arrived home from our Christmas travels. It's magical the way Pat has conveyed so much detail and atmosphere with each perfect stroke. I don’t think there’s one wasted mark here!
I’m guessing these are eucalypts, and that the card was painted using liquid graphite – Pat didn’t actually say much.  In fact, here’s the entire succinct message on the other side of the card. Isn’t it beautifully painted and just exactly right?



7 comments:

Elva Paulson said...

What an exceptional postcard. You are fortunate.

vivien said...

a lovely sense of light - this liquid graphite looks really interesting

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

Beautiful Pat...bot the tree scene and pointsettia..!
Ronelle

Sketchbook Squirrel said...

Demonstrating how you don't always need colour to make something beautiful. Great atmosphere.The The Punch of colour from the Poinsetta adds an exuberant, festive touch.

Robyn Sinclair said...

It's an enchanted wood, Pat. The liquid graphite is very tempting but I fear you make it look easier than it is. I too love the festive touch of the Poinsettia.

Cathy Gatland said...

Oh, I love what Pat does with liquid graphite - who needs colour?.. and the poinsettia on the other side - who needs words!

Bridget Hunter said...

Another example of careful observation of trees beautifully drawn by pat.

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