Under construction

In my neighbourhood there’s a house being built and in the empty part of the lot there’s a spectacular tree that’s at its autumn peak right now. So perfectly paintable, or so I thought, until I tried to paint it. All was fine until I added the shadow across the lower part of the tree and then everything turned to mud. Oh well, there’s always tomorrow.


15 Comments on “Under construction”

  1. TR Duncan says:

    The lifework in the bark of the tree is beautiful! thank you for the inspiration.


  2. TR Duncan says:

    line work… ops I guess I need to edit first next time.


  3. Tim Mancusi says:

    It’s funny. Perception is all about relativity.
    If you hadn’t mentioned that you thought you had “muddied” up the shadows
    under the tree I wouldn’t have thought that you did.
    A wonderful watercolor sketch to me.
    Hmm. I guess this just illustrates the various stratum of the viewer.


    • Well, I am always my own worse critic Tim. I guess I could have just posted it without my opinion but this blog has always been about my daily sketches, good as well as bad, so I was just keeping up the tradition.


  4. kari says:

    I don’t think I would’ve considered the bottom muddied either, but for your mentioning it. This is a beautiful autumn scene.


  5. andre savard says:

    Never mind the mud, Until you mentined it I didn’t pay attention to it.
    The three trunk is perfect and the wole picture shines.


  6. Like Tim above, I would say the same thing, but only that I didn’t found it “mud”!
    I like it anyway
    ciao ciao


  7. Joan says:

    Mud? You haven’t seen mud until you’ve seen the mud I can make! I think this is a lovely sketch of a magnificent tree in all it’s glorious autumn colors.


  8. laurjen55 says:

    We are so self-critical. Hmmm





  9. Lynette says:

    I don’t see any mud either Shari. I think it just looks like the ground. I really like it.


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