Moss/Lichen on Oak Tree – Acrylic and watercolour in a Watercolour Moleskine

I was surprised to see many different native hardwoods during our recent trip. There has been, in the last 50years a tendency for vast conifer plantations to be grown for quick profit. Now the Forestry Commission has been busy planting more native species including the oak which once dominated Scotland. This drawing attempts to show the effects of parasitic growths in a very wet climate. The lichen and moss dominated this small wood in Glen Errochty. It was quite magical and I cannot do it justice.