Today I drew these three oaks in my backyard. I love how the two older trees curve, making such interesting shapes in the air (negative spaces, in artistic terms).
I wanted to draw them in particular because the middle tree will have to come down before winter, because it is rotting at the base. I'm hoping the little oak tree sprouting from its roots will grow into something as lovely and interesting.
The clouds parted and let the sun through this morning, just in time for this summer's first official Sketching Calistoga workshop. There's so much to choose from in this town, and only so much time, so we chose a couple of iconic town scenes. I've posted some of my sketches here, on the Sketching and Drawing page, and on my art blog, at Karen Lynn Ingalls – Line, Color, Paint, Joy.
The next Sketching Calistoga workshop comes up on Sunday, May 22nd, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
Karen Lynn Ingalls
I am a working artist in Napa and Sonoma Counties, in northern California. I paint colorist landscapes of rural California, teach art classes, workshops, and private lessons, live in Calistoga, and have my art studio in Santa Rosa, California.