Dogwood, anyone?

I promised myself by the end of autumn, I’d improve my trees! Let’s see if it happens.   Sketched our little dogwood tree in pen and then went back with the Cotman travel watercolor palette, then added a bit of watercolor pencil and Neocolor II water soluble pastels for a bit more definition in my Strathmore mixed media journal.   (Love that thing!).


Lots of improvement to make, for sure, but trees are a worthwhile subject.   🙂 Happy Wednesday to all my talented blogging friends. Peace and all the colors of autumn (and spring) to you and yours today.

29 thoughts on “Dogwood, anyone?

  1. This is really good Laura. I think you are using a difficult medium for trees. Stippling would be easier in acrylics or oils but you manage it with those red leaves. It’s pretty!

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  2. are your dogwoods turning? Ours have almost dropped all of their leaves. YIKES! They are the first to turn in our yard. Many trees are still green, but the dogwoods turned bright right and are now half gone. Beautiful job Laura


      1. Yes – I think you are about 2 weeks or so behind us. I traveled to Rockville over the period of several months for business every week a couple years ago and noticed the difference though we are only a few hours apart. It was fun to have two beautiful Autumns that year 🙂

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  3. Lovely colors on your little dogwood! I think that’s a good approach: to sketch with ink and then watercolor it, adding more details with the WS pencil and pastels for details. BTW, I bought a set of Inktense, but haven’t used it yet. Can’t wait to try!

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