Monday, October 11, 2010

A quiet afternoon in the cemetery

Leaves have been falling around here like crazy, revealing the architecture of the trees that have released them, renewing my interest in drawing trees. A bubble of leaves atop a trunk just isn't as exciting as twisting, gnarly limbs reaching up and out and over. Last weekend I headed over to the Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery which is populated with some beautiful old oaks, mostly Coast live oak (Quercus agrifolia) and Interior live oak (Quercus wislizeni). Because much of the cemetery is on a rise, it's easy to get dramatic lighting in the early morning or late afternoon.

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