Thursday, October 02, 2008

Evergreen Oak

We have lots of these trees along the edge of the promenade here. They have acorn-like nuts and leaves that are bright green when they are first opened but darken to an almost black olive colour, shiny and hard, with a grey underside. These trees are sometimes called 'Evergreen Oak' and sometimes 'Holm Oak' but are, in fact, a holly, or Ilex. In a park or garden setting, these trees are nicely shaped atop a thick trunk, but here along the beach we have scrubby, straggly, gnarly specimens.

I've chosen to take a small sprig here, with immature acorns.


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Polychromos and Koh-i-Noor Polycolour on white cartridge paper. 8 x 10 inches.

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7 Comments:

At 1:43 PM, Blogger Teresa said...

Gorgeous, Kay!! I do so envy your light touch with CP's. Love the softness of it...

 
At 10:18 PM, Blogger laura said...

So beautiful, so naturalistic. The leaves are just amazing!

 
At 1:58 PM, Blogger Kellie Hill said...

this is so beautiful! you've captured such a loft of detail and realism without losing that soft, painterly feeling... lovely.

 
At 8:33 PM, Blogger Conni said...

beautifully and delicately rendered...

 
At 6:18 AM, Blogger Jana Bouc said...

These are so soft and lovely. How do you like the Polychromos?

 
At 8:10 AM, Blogger Marie-Dom said...

So beautifully delicate.

 
At 11:29 AM, Blogger shirley said...

Kay, your art is just wonderful, and looove your dolls...your sites are a feast...and your samplers for Tast are just so creative...

 

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