October Dogwood I
something about trees that fascinate me.
And that fascination often
drives me to paint them. Not necessarily individually or even in
(although I love to do those types of paintings). Instead, I find the same joy
development of a painting or drawing of various parts of the trees –
branches, trunks, roots, etc.
Recently, I opened an
old box of photographs which I had taken with a
35mm camera (that’s how I knew
they were ‘old’ since I now use a digital
camera). I felt like I was getting an early Christmas
present. Inside, there
was a stack of
photos of the fall leaves in the Blue Ridge Mountains. In
particular, about a half dozen were of the
leaves of a dogwood tree when
they were at their peak colors. It’s hard to describe my excitement when I
saw them. But, perhaps the reader will
understand part of it when you know
that within 24 hours I had completed a
small color study and was part way
into this painting. Yes, I have an absolute fascination with
The original is a watercolor
on 22” x 15” on 140 lb cold press paper and is
copyrighted by Gerry Grimes, the
artist. He retains all rights regarding
copies and/or reproductions regardless of the ownership of the original by
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