the root of the problem…

More sketchbook images.  I find myself drawn (literally) to the root system of trees; the crazy organic shapes and interconnectedness of the way trees attach themselves to the earth.  And the way they decompose, the mosses. lichens and fungi that assist that process. It’s fascinating to think about trees shaping their roots around rocks and wedging those rocks apart over time.  There are plenty of painting ideas in this theme (Entwined is a great example) and I’m looking forward to working these out as the snow flies…

spruce roots pencil sketch

spruce roots pencil sketch

log

mossy log watercolor sketch

decaying stump ebony pencil sketch
decaying stump ebony pencil sketch