27 cm x 35 cm, black biro and watercolour pencils on acid-free cartridge paper.
Date produced: 22nd March 2005, while living at North Adelaide (2005-2006).
Lovely spreading rounded forms. This is the same drawing called Near the Bulb with some additional biro work, and some subtle colour applied with coloured pencils. An exaggerated form of aerial perspective has been applied, to enhance the expression of form, space and the air that surrounds walls and forms.
The colour pencil work doesnt reproduce well (for this piece or for any of the biro and coloured pencil pieces). In reality, the colouring is smoother and cleaner - more like blushes of colour.
Journal entry: 13-3-05, Sunday (fine, sunny, cool air presently, but expecting 35 degrees C): I want to continue with some more biro drawings. They are able to be done in one session, and they are efficient for depicting the marvellous forms of the tree. This is mainly because tone is largely ignored, and form is described with cross-sectional contour lines. Biro gives me very good control over these contour lines, and I can use much smaller pieces of paper and still get very good detail, compared with using other media such as charcoal or pastels.