Experiencing the natural world through art
Red Chestnut blossom. C Lamb. 11 May 2020. Micron Brush pens on Poplar Bark. This weeks challenge was to paint with a medium or support you had never used before. While walking by the river I found bits of bark from a felled poplar tree. The inside is reasonably smooth so I thought it a good support for an ink drawing. Wind had also blown the blossom off the chestnut tree and this acted as my model. Poplar planks were the support used by Italian Early Renaissance painters but bark would have been used for kindling.
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