Today I have added two new pictures of silver birch trees, in a new category ‘Pencil Drawings’ and I have added two new paintings of silver birches to the Watercolour section on the Gallery Page. Please go and take a look and let me know what you think!
The bark of the silver birch tree offer a wealth of pattern that could be used in design. See my painting of Brampton Wood in the Watercolour section of the Gallery. Whether you are looking for something abstract for your wall or maybe for a print for some fabric, the silver birch is a great starting point. The high contrast of the black, silver and sometimes an almost luminous white, makes it easy to pick out shapes that you could then colourise to suit yourself.
Why not go out, get up close and really look at some silver birch trees. If it’s cold and wet take a camera with you and get a few shots to take home. Then spend a pleasant Saturday afternoon with your pencils or paints and see what you can come up with.