tree silhouette no. 1

Friends. hi.

this is one of my favorite drawings so far.  and it’s done. finally. finally! i can move on.

i already have.

i have a whole new drawing in mind with this same gestural movement that i am going to start. probably tomorrow.

but today, i just want to share this with you. and then i’ll paint.

inspired by the bare branches and their calligraphic silhouettes out my window, i’ve been itching to study and draw them. and i did, learning quite a bit in the process. i have learned that i am complicated and for some reason i don’t know, everything i touch seems to get really complicated as well. better yet though, i believe it’s helped slow me down and taught me to patiently study what i see.  i have noticed and labored over tiny leaves and branch details, and i’m hoping that as i approach my paintings fresh, they’ll be all the better for it. there’s something to be said for slowing down and taking time to notice, which happens to go against my wiring.  too often, i’d rather just make a big mark and then deal with the consequences.

another reason i don’t really bake.

the drawing is on this thick, amazing fabriano paper and dimensions are 23″ x 30″  //

i would totally give someone a piece of this paper as a gift.  it feels so good. who do i know with a birthday coming up? i think i have a baby shower to go to next…

  • Courtney Binkley

    Yes, you do have a baby shower next:) Beautiful drawing Abigail!!! No bee hive for the tree?:)

  • Erin Dobbins

    obsessed. like, completely in love.

    and my birthday passed but you’re free to bequeath me the paper ;)

  • Teagan

    I won’t delude myself into thinking I could afford the original, but would you consider selling prints of this, by any chance?