Thursday, March 5, 2015

after the big snow

There is a tall and splendid sycamore tree outside my kitchen window. It is most striking in the winter. The white and black and dappled bark of the trunk and the architecture of the limbs show off against the winter sky. Often it happens that a bright blue sky accompanied by more bitter cold follows a big snow.

I have drawn this tree many times. Here is an illustration for a magazine story, the same tree is glimpsed out the window behind the main character. And here is a sketch from last winter showing the tree from my kitchen window.