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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)

2 comments:

  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.
    TFS
    Grandma Nancy in central IL

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

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