2013 Willows: Last year I made some drawings of the Willows at Perry. It was April.
Today I went back to the same spot. There are new pollards and the pollarded trees from last year have sent out huge strong shoots.
Three sketches of the same log. The one top right was from last year. Now like some magic hedgehog it has sprung long spines.
I made some pen and ink sketches. The shapes of the new stumpy pollarded trees are strange. They give the landscape a desolate look, ruins of old tree.
Pen and Ink sketches A4
And the 3 in charcoal.
Exuberant growth from last years pollard.
The twisty truncated branches on their short bases remind me of some trimmed internal organ.
Charcoal Sketches 12 x16 inches Perry Thursday 13th March.
It is rather special charcoal ..more of that in my next post…..