There's something that fascinates me about trees and sometimes I can't really explain what makes me love them. Maybe one of the reasons could be the animated features of the trunks and branches, especially the ones of those that are very old and have stood the storms and winds of life.
This particular tree stands in front of the Lenses Abbey in Abbey Wood and some photographers reckon it was planted 400 years ago by King James I, men. You can't really appreciate this tree in the summer but in the winter it's leaves are all gone and it's grand old beauty shows.
The 400 year old Mulberry Tree, Lenses Abbey, 10" x 8", Mixed Media, 2011
This piece was done mainly with gouache with additions of watercolour and coloured pencils.
"Everything in creation has its appointed painter or poet and remains in bondage like the princess in the fairy tale 'til its appropriate liberator comes to set it free." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson