My favourite tree, year fivePosted: October 27, 2016
It’s become a yearly tradition to paint this maple tree in my neighbourhood. Here it is in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. It’s still a perfect tree in every way — with a trunk to foliage ratio of 1 to 10, a perfectly intact crown (no chainsaws hacking away chunks to make way for power lines), and an unobstructed spot on a corner lot. But I think it’s getting too big to fit on my paper. When I look back at my first sketch of this in 2012, I can see that I had the same problem as today — I just couldn’t fit all of its beauty onto the page. Some things never change.