The painting ‘wet and nameless’ in my last blog got dry enough that I could add the foreground tree. I started out with not knowing what kind of tree to do – a fully leafed one, totally bare one, or something in between. A google image search for ‘tree silhouettes’ produced primarily cartoon silhouettes so I was without inspiration.
For some reason, the name ‘larch’ popped into my head. Don’t ask me why – I don’t think I’ve ever met a larch – I just knew the word and knew it was a tree that grew in temperate climates – like the misty one in the background. So, off I googled again (I don’t have a tree book, much as I love both – it seems kind of a contradiction in terms…) and came up with some larches. Hmmm, that seems kind of plump for a larch.
Ah, that’s better. There’s something about a lone tree that invokes the feeling of peace and solitude.