Artist's description:

'Birch Tree' is a large pencil drawing.

It was the final picture in a series of Misty Forest drawings worked on around 2011 while the artist was based in Edinburgh.

This drawing is all pencil and graphite on paper. Starting with the background of the picture, created using graphite dust on a cloth to create the minimal impression of mist working with the white of the paper.
The trees are pencil, mostly 5B's (the best of the 5's) layered and smudged to create sub tones of dark on the tree bark.
A single Birch tree is in the foreground, with some strong evergreen's in the background appearing out of the mist.

The artist has had this professionally framed in a heavyweight oak frame, which features an inner wood trim on the mount, matching the outer frame wood.
The frame wood is natural and is very heavy.

The idea was to give the impression of a deep forest, unseen. Slightly dreamlike, one step out of reality.

Materials used:

Pencil, Graphite

Birch Tree In The Forest (2011)


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This artwork is sold by Peter Gillies from United Kingdom

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Peter Gillies

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