Pr4-Ex3: Study of Several Trees


Row of Oaks – Black Biro on marbled paper, small sketcher.

For this sketch I thought the marbled back ground kinda spoke of the autumn/winter weather conditions. All blustery cold air with flashes of yellow and bronze autumn leafs. This drawing didn’t really fit what was asked for in the exercise as its very detailed and I have not used coloured drawing equipment to make it. I do how ever like the way the marbling evokes the right atmosphere, this element brings the colour. The back drop is a little strong and some of the tree definition is lost because of this. Especially what should be the high light areas on the leaf masses.


Spinny – Oil Pastel, double a4 ingress paper.

This second picture is more what was asked for as it is made using colourful oil pastel and I have kept the detail much loser, more suggested at with sparser marks than in the previous attempt. The subject of this drawing is a spinney that borders a brook. The ground slopes down on each side where youngish trees compete for light. It felt quite magical being in there, like I was trespassing on natures space. The dappling light and looming trees give an eerie feel that I hope I have captured in tis drawing.


About Emma Perring

I am an artist working in mainly soft pastel at present.


  1. Hi Emma these are beautiful I really like the Spinney – you really get a sense of the height of the trees

  2. Beautiful, Emma. Like Arlene, I particularly like Spinny – really atmospheric.

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