Monday, May 25, 2009

Tehachapi Mountain Park - A Bit of Paradise

Tehachapi, California is a wonderland of different landscapes. This little rocky area in the park is an artist's dream... I could spend days exploring all the possible rock and tree groupings.

The rocks are rough with lichen and moss covered. But I concentrated on the shape of them. I opened the path up just a little bit.


Sunday, May 03, 2009

Tree Bark

I started this drawing several months ago and set it aside unfinished. After such a break, you see it with fresh eyes and with a few hours more of work, I can call it completed.

This is a study of oak tree bark. The rich deep furrows, the rough textures and the movement of growth around the scarred limb cuts were wonderful to explore.