Friday, April 03, 2009

My Beloved Tree III, 16 x 11, mixed media on paper, 2009

The weather was better today but only in the afternoon. I scouted about to find those lovely trees that I have always longed to draw or paint but only do so in my dreams, or sometimes in my mind....I discovered this one in the bush around Belvedere. I then made myself comfortable and gave it a go.





I have used sanguine and sepia dust, watercolour, gouache, Biro and coloured pencils to achieve this.

Also here is a picture I managed to get of myself by balancing my camera on a tree and setting it on a self-timer. Aha no one was present in the bush to snap this time.

13 comments:

Rob Carey said...

A beautiful tree sketch. How great to have warm weather now.

adebanji said...

Thanks Rob!

dominique eichi said...

what a beautiful 2 tone piece. the richness of your reds are wonderful. That tree is beautiful.
I can see life in it........... yes more, more, more, :)
fun picture of you.

adebanji said...

Thanks Dominique! I might be out to the streets next!

The Gypsy said...

Nice series, but this one is the best. I like that you used and mied whatever you wanted/needed to get the wonderful effect.

adebanji said...

Thanks The Gypsy!

Arti said...

beautiful sketch, Adebanji....you have made it look alive.

adebanji said...

Thanks Arti!

Pat said...

I have been following your blog and truly love your work. The drawings of the people on your commute are wonderful and inspiring. Ok, now I know what I want to be when I grow up. Just kidding. I am all grown up but I still want the skill you have achieved. Thanks for continuing to share in your blog.

Pat said...

Hi Abebanji, I have passed on the Passion Of Painting Award to you for your blog of wonderful sketches and paintings. I have been following your blog and find it inspiring. Visit my blog and pick up your award.

adebanji said...

Thanks a million, Pat!

jeannette stgermain said...

Love the rust color in this painting - simple but alive!

adebanji said...

Thanks Jeannette!