Spring Tree of the Four Seasons Series

Ever wonder what a tree would look like without leaves or blossoms growing on one side?

The new baby foliage on this tree faces the other way, giving good reason to believe the grass IS greener on the other side. Or in this behind the seasons look, Spring IS sprung on the other side.

I created this illustration in late 2008 using Windsor & Newton Watercolour, Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pens and Pilot Hi Tec C pens on Arches Watercolour paper. It measures 8 by 8 inches (20,3cm by 20,3cm).

Today, made me think about this illustration as tiny little buds are appearing on the trees outside which will soon turn into blossoms and leaves. I love Springtime and the awesome power it brings; both restoring and rejuvenating the life surrounding us.

lilac bush buds photo taken Jessica Doyle on April 2, 2010 in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

Soon the lilacs bushes that line the North and part of the East side of my house will be opening. I snapped a picture of the little buds beginning to appear. I’m so excited that Spring is here, people.

I think this afternoon seeing as the sun is burning off the fog, I will start raking the dead leaves from the lawn and picking up the debris and garbage that always seems to appear after the snows of Winter melt. Hope you have a wonderful day and Happy Good Friday everyone!

The original illustration has since sold to an art collector here in Canada, however lovely archival prints are available in the shop.

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6 thoughts on “Spring Tree of the Four Seasons Series

  1. I’m paying for that last paragraph today. My poor blistered fingers are none to happy. I need better garden gloves.

  2. Poor blistered fingers.

    My hands get cut & blistered way too easily because of all of the oils & lotions I use for work, so yeah, I understand.

    While these aren’t the gloves I use, they’re similar. Mine are Stanley…I think, like these, they’re neoprene. I could be wrong though. They’re awesome–waterproof, good at keeping my hands warm when it is cold, form-fitting, so excellent grip and no skin chaffing. Last a long-time. Good price.

    http://www.keengardener.co.uk/product/view/5608/hunters-gloves-medium.rails

  3. Poor blistered fingers have now turned into scabby fingers. Haha!

    Thanks for the link to those gloves Andrew :)

  4. Ahh every time I look at your work it makes me want to quit digital and go back to pen and paper :)

    And as an architect I have to say that I really! envy the light that just seems to flow and dance through the rooms in your beautiful house

  5. Hi Rasmus – I still enjoy digital to but do love pen and paper. Thank you for the kind words about my house :)

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