Sketchbook Project – Cottonwood and Moss

SCAN0011DSCN2964Pages Seven & Eight:

This was the second piece I did for the sketchbook this year. I gathered fallen, decaying leaves and noticed how much their skeletal structure resembled trees. I thought it would be fun to do rubbings and place them as trees in a landscape. I gathered moss to cover the ground in the piece, though mostly the stems came through in the crayon rubbing.

I chose a soft sky inspired by the light grey cloud cover and white diffused sun disc common in winter in the Pacific Northwest.

Though it’s a simple composition I’m pleased with the intricate textures captured from the leaves. This project of Northwest Winter Textures did bring me to appreciate nature’s amazing detail.

About sherijkennedyriverside

Left brain, right brain, I can't decide. After many years of successful visual arts pursuits, I'm working on my other creative inclinations. For the past 8 years, writing has been my second full time job, and it's worth every sleepless night. Sheri J. Kennedy grew up mostly a city-girl coasthopping from Seattle to rural Pennsylvania, Miami and back to Seattle. She currently resides on the banks of the Snoqualmie River in the scenic Cascade Mountains. Her heart has found its home.
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2 Responses to Sketchbook Project – Cottonwood and Moss

  1. Great idea that worked very well, never would have known they were leaves!


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