Old Sycamore – Watercolour
Watercolour of an old and battered tree near Silverknowes Golf Course
Sycamore – Watercolour
This old sycamore tree is a real metaphor for life. It’s obvious that it has had many accidents, with broken limbs and has reacted by changing the direction of growth. It seems to have adapted to the local, windy conditions by growing fairly close to the ground while other examples of this type are tall. It is, in fact, a survivor.
Oh dear, Bob is in philosophical mode again!
Tree study, Sycamore – Inktense
Back to simplicity. This is my view of one of our most common trees. The sycamores (plane trees etc) are really prevalent in my area and its an uphill task to root out the seedlings each year as they spin downwards, with their “helicopter motions” late in the year. If neglected young trees can quickly take over barren areas and cause much choking of ground. The adult trees are spectacular with a large spread offering much shade.
This was done using three colours form Inktense vlocks