Drawing: Apple trees

Since my project proposal for Transart is currently focused on trees, the immediate work ahead of me is to photograph and sketch as much as I can before the cold weather arrives and the trees drop all their leaves.

Down on the flood plains of the village of Conestogo there are quite a few orchards that have been long since abandoned.  While these trees probably don’t produce the fruit they once did when they were cared for, they have grown in very interesting ways.  Apple trees have the most gnarly branches and I thought working with them would be a good place to begin.

Sketching trees is new ground for me, as most of my artwork to date has drawn from the iconographic tradition.  I don’t really know what I’m looking for, but hopefully my hand will find something to draw.  I really can’t complain about being out in the sunshine and fresh air regardless …

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