The old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost.
— J. R. R. Tolkien
I have painted this pine many times before as it is totally gorgeous to me & it is but a few hundred meters from my house & easy to get to. The weather was just awful here in Québec today as it started in the morning with ice pellets, then freezing rain and tonight the weather forecast is for snow. I painted this pine tree for one of my colleagues that asked me to paint it for her and also as part of the 7 Paintings in 7 Days Challenge that is going on on Facebook.
I am not sure if I like the colour Hansa Medium Light as it felt too opaque for me. I used to love using Aureolin Yellow & since I followed a workshop with Jane Blundell I learnt that it is not lightfast! I will have to find a substitution for Hansa… if anyone has any suggestions for a cold yellow that is transparent, I would appreciate it!
Paper: Saunders Waterford 8″ x 12″
Colours: Hansa Medium Light, Burnt Sienna & French Ultramarine
Fountain Pen: Sailor Desk EF
Ink: Deatramentis Document Black Ink
Location: Reference photo in Rigaud
Pinus Strobus L. — Pin strobus — Pin blanc — White pine.