Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Sketching Burls

I have to get up in the high country of the Cascade Mountains to find these burls.  Whenever I find them I hope to have tie to draw them.  I was sitting on an old log, lovely summer day, no mosquitoes, and along came a grey jay to see if I had anything to offer.  I'd already fed him quite well when I was eating my own lunch back at the car.  No more goodies left for him.
One more ......

7 comments:

  1. I love the way the bird is keeping his eye on you while you draw!

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    1. It was a special treat to have him come along.

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  2. Great sketches. Have you ever seen the beautiful bowls woodcarvers make from burls?

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    1. Yes, Carol. I have a beautiful one a friend made for me. I love how the grain of the wood swirls

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  3. Beautiful, Elva! I have a very odd branch covered with burl-like warts I need to draw, you've inspired me--as you often do.

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  4. Lovely sketches. Not sure what burls are..but that bird sure was eyeing you for more food.:))

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