about old trees fascinates me. Maybe
it’s the way they rise up into the sky.
Or maybe it’s the way the roots grow into the surrounding ground to
provide nourishment and stabilization for the mass of limbs above. And maybe it’s the manner in which they have
been twisted and bent by the wind. I
really don’t know the reason but I do like old trees. One aspect, in particular though, always
attracts me – when they become gnarly.
tree in this drawing is on the Chestatee River in North Georgia. I found it when I was on an outing with one
of my grandsons. I shot a few photos of
the tree for reference but then forgot about it. Later, while looking for a drawing idea, I
re-examined one of the photographs and decided to use the tree as the subject. In retrospect, I think I was a little crazy
because of all of the detail I had to place in it to provide the feeling I
wanted to portray.
The original of
“Chestatee Gnarly” is a
pencil drawing on 14 by 18 paper, in pointillist style and is copyrighted by Gerry Grimes, the
artist. The original is for sale as well as giclee reproductions.
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