Ornamental Plum


Spring is forging ahead in our part of the country. We’ve had above average temps for most of the winter. Today should end up in the low 60’s, rather shocking for this time of the year. Many of our ski resorts are closed due to lack of snow which is a bad omen for the summer fire season. But outside the trees are awakening. Green growth and buds are swelling. I’ve already seen rafts of daffodils blooming as I drive back and forth to Eugene. Early flowering trees are already showing their stuff in downtown Albany. Our ornamental plum tree isn’t quite up to flowering stage, but the buds are swelling. A fun experiment with dots of black and a few flicks of soft pastels.

Sketch size: 3″x 5″(7.5cm x 12.5cm)

Moleskine sketchbook, black .03 pen, soft pastels

Published by paperstew

I'm an artist in Albany Oregon focusing on paper and natural objects for inspiration.

5 thoughts on “Ornamental Plum

    1. I wondered about that. I watch the weather in Connecticut to see what Kathy and Zac are experiencing. They’re the ones with our snow!

  1. Love the pointillism, gives a delicate touch to the drawing. We have had one of the coolest summers I can remember, hardy making it to 40c at all this year, which has been great for our fire season this year. But I am still waiting for summer to kick in, when in February I am usually well and truely over the heat! Karen

    1. Wow, I would melt at that temperature! I can see that it wouldn’t feel like summer until those sorts of highs set in.
      I like pointillism, but it can take a long time to build an image. Hence the swipe of color. Glad you enjoyed it. đŸ˜€

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