Tuesday, November 1, 2011

That subtle something - Maree

It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanates from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

W&N watercolour in small hand-made sketch-book with hand-crafted satin-finish Linen paper

Walking through our Blue gum bush a couple of months ago, looking for something to sketch, a leaf maybe, or a mushroom, I suddenly realised that RIGHT THERE, in front of me, was the sketching matter. I was surrounded by blue gum trees, and all I had to do, was paint them!


  1. I do like your paintings of woods, Maree. And these trees are so lovely.

  2. Thanks ever so much Annie, glad you enjoyed!

  3. I love the feeling in this--such a nice little piece.

  4. Thanks a lot Mary, pleased you like it!

  5. Beautiful rhythm...and how lovely to realize you're looking right at what you need to paint.

  6. Thank you Kate! And yes, it was a lovely rhythm, down-strokes for all the tree trunks and then filling in, very soothing!


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