Monday, September 10, 2018

The Foreground

With the foreground blocked in, I can start on the gemsbok.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

More tree

I have moved between the tree and its shadow, refining one, modifying the other, until they work together.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

The tree

This is one complicated tree. With my shadow painted, I am in essence backward engineering the tree.

Saturday, September 1, 2018


While the dead tree is cool and feels all desert-y, I wanted to include some of the living greenery which is found among these dunes. Each tree is an oasis of life, filled with chattering birds and offering shelter and green morsels for large herbivores.