Saturday, October 29, 2011

Copper Beech

I lost the image of this for a while, so I didn't post it with the other painting from my trip to Oyster Bay last Sunday. This was done at Sagamore Hill, the summer home of Teddy Roosevelt. This copper beech tree was so massive it was impossible to get the entire thing on a piece of paper. So I focused on just part. I started with the roots and worked upwards. Then I sketched in the portico so you could see the scale of the tree a bit.


6 comments:

  1. Beautiful watercolor Joan!! You can see how huge this tree is!! And beautiful! You did an incredible job with this...

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  2. Beautiful work Joan. Happy to see you out there and capturing all the beauty Long Island has to offer.

    See you soon,
    Joan

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  3. I think this is a hands down favorite of mine, Joan. Truly beautiful work and I am awed by the great and giant majesty of the tree.

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  4. I love the details in all your paintings.. you bring me right home again! My new blog addy is www.paint-puddles.blogspot.com :)
    Have a lovely week ahead! xox

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  5. Thanks Hilda, Joan, Sherry, and Rose!!

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  6. Wow, that's some tree. I think I family of five could live inside it.

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