A twisting tree / by debbie rich

This is a drawing that I started in Boonville CA while renting a cabin. It was a prolific week as I did four pencil sketches which have all become small paintings over the past months.

2013_0715_twistytree_v2-500.jpg

After layering in an oil wash, I’ve added pencil lines that are more squiggles than the swirls that I’ve been playing with recently. Now I am coloring them in with contrasting blues. Here is the original drawing from March.

2013_0320_twistytree_v1-500.jpg