Sunday, July 23, 2006

Planting Trees

When I paint a tree I make sure that the trunk is anchored to the ground in such a way that the ground and the trunk become indistinguisable. I paint the shadow and the trunk the same color and the same value out from where the tree meets the earth. They melt into one and other. The same is true of fence posts and anything that protrudes from the ground. It must feel like it is part of the earth; solid and strong.