In Seattle, we’ve had some nice days mixed with a lot of gray. The day before Halloween was a beautiful day, so I ventured into our local cemetery to sketch this tree that caught my eye weeks before. I’ve lived in this neighborhood since 1990, but I had never gone past the tall hedges and inside until recently.
I’m usually a stickler for painting on location BUT, I had forgotten my water and paints, so I just finished it yesterday at home. Such a remarkable tree, I hope to sketch it again in the future. By the way, the entire cluster in the center was painted in one pass, varying color as I went along. I went back and added a few strokes for extra texture.