Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Comfort Maple

Today I headed out to begin a painting of the glorious Comfort Maple. It is 530 years old with a tree circumference of 6 meters (20 feet). It is thought to be the oldest sugar maple in Canada. It may not look that impressive in the photo I snapped below but it really is incredible. And yes, the sketch is on the inside of a unfolded Kleenix box - 'cause that's what was handy ; )
 My canvas in the right corner. Below: the beginnings of my drawing. It doesn't look like much now but it will get there!

7 comments:

Elsie Rempel said...

Kim, I'm so glad you're doing the Comfort Maple! It's such a magnificent tree and deserves to be painted!

Lynn Phillips said...

Very nice Kim, looking forward to seeing the finished painting.

Crystal Cook said...

I am so excited to see this! Your tree paintings are my favorite. :) And LOL about the tissue box. :)))

martinealison said...

Oh! rien qu'en admirant votre esquisse je me réjouis d'avance... Comme vous le savez déjà, j'adore tant les arbres et celui-ci, grand et majestueux méritait bien une peinture que j'ai hâte de voir l'évolution...
Gros bisous.

Michelle V. Alkerton said...

I can't wait to see your completed Comfort Maple. It's probably been a decade since I've gone out to see it.
Stay inspired!

William Ternay Jr. said...

Hee-hee-hee...
drawing on a tissue box...LOVE IT!
When I paint, tissues are my "Blankie."
And that is one BIG Motha' tree.
Isn't the hardest part trying to imply the "scale" of anything that huge?
Good luck, Kim.

Sandra said...

Its a goergeous looking tree! And it's interesting to see that you start you paintings exactly the same way as I do, even down to the ground colour!