Wednesday, July 8, 2009

For the Love of Trees

Vivien Blackburn has posted a Challenge to paint or sketch trees. The sketches must be done from life - my favorite way to sketch and paint :)

I've gathered together a few that I created. The first is the currently blooming, ever beautiful Loblolly Bay. I cut a sprig from this much loved Loblolly Bay to sketch. You can read the original post here. I don't always create decorative type for my journal pages on location but, can surely say the following tree images are all plein air studies.

I can't wait to see everyone's work. This is such a celebration of trees. I must end with a quote......

The trees are God's great alphabet:
With them He writes in shining green
Across the world His thoughts serene

Leonora Speyer


  1. Pam,
    I have had trouble posting to your blog for the last two weeks. Then today the text box just popped up. I have enjoyed your postings from you residency and can't wait to see your paintings. The tree challenge sounds like fun. I really like that you put your tree drawings all in one post. They are wonderful. Judy

  2. Hi Judy! Ahhhhh! Others have been having a problem posting also. What's going on I wonder? A google thing or an internet server thing? Glad you could finally get thru :) Thanks for continuing to try!

    We're about to head north to NY for a few weeks. My hope is to get some Cheraw paintings done while there. Packing today and trying not to forget a thing..... Ha!

  3. I think I've tried to leave comments here before -- but I have to say, it's an absolutely GLORIOUS grouping of trees and landscapes ...e ach so GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Thank you, Lin! I so admire your work. It means a lot to receive your feedback on mine :)