|Backview painted on ipad|
The nude: Painted yesterday (Feb 17) using Brushes. First I laid a lime yellow ground using the paintpot (which fills an area with colour). Then I quickly drew the model from life using using a dark brown line. Finally I added highlights using the eraser which took the picture back to white. The model was sitting on a pile of cushions. The picture took about ten minutes.
The tree: This is an old oak with a spina-bifida type problem. It only holds branches on one side, they twist excessively and tend to droop to the ground on one side. The branch to the left then picks up strength and moves upwards. There are two trees next to each other that are doing this sort of thing although the other one has lost most of its trunk this winter, presumably blown down by a gale. This tree has coins embedded in the bark, we wonder if this is connected with the problem.
Does anyone out there know what causes this this strange twisting? If you do get in touch!
A strange twisted oak in the New Forest England