Thursday, January 14, 2016

Rex Vicat Cole "The Artistic Anatomy of Trees"

"The young student, not knowing how a tree is constructed, is unable to express its essential forms; he loses their vitality, and makes his tree look nondescript and lifeless" Rex Vicat Cole (The Artistic Anatomy of Trees: Their Structure and Treatment in Painting 1915)
Not sure what kind of tree this is. I was inspired by the cover of the above mentioned book.
(Watercolor crayons and ink in sketchbook)


  1. I sketch & paint trees too. I love to try & capture the rough bark & different shades of the leaves. I know you've had this posted for a long while but just now found your blog.
    Grandma Nancy in central IL

  2. Thanks Grandma Nancy for visiting. I enjoy your comments.