The Majesty of Trees website
On Cloud Nine Left: The view from the road to the Giant Redwoods in the John Muir National Forest, western coast CA. Right: A forest fire still smouldering in October 2008, Mariposa Grove, Sequoia National Forest, central California.
Some new photos of the Giant Sequoias have been posted on majestyoftrees.com
The computer medium is challenging, but I love learning new things that can enhance and accompany the traditional Artwork. Creating websites keeps the long and short-term visions open and organized at the same time. The Majesty of Trees website is a place to organize the upcoming solo exhibit, identify, and share information. A lot of tree-photography taken over the past few years is posted here, and it’s exciting bringing the best together in these categories: Flowering Trees, Bark, Leaves, Roots, Fruit- Nuts – Seeds, Oddities, Textures, Looking Up, Seasonal, Cityscapes, and more.
Galahs in Traffic - Version 1 – This drawing started out to be a portrait of the Norfolk Island Pines growing in this coastal area of South Australia. Many of the oil pastel pieces have a first stage at the end of a day or two worth of work where it could be called finished, then after study I often feel that it needs to be changed.
This is an area unlike any other, where flocks of Galahs flew directly into the traffic on the main highway leading to the Kangaroo Island ferry. Dead Galahs lay along the side of the road for miles. After two days of work and remembering the horrifying feelings of that scene, it was undeniably clear that the drawing as it is in the stage above, even though it could be called finished, is stagnant, ordinary, and so very unsuitable for the subject and what takes place there every day. Here is the updated reworked version on April 14th.