I think what I like the most about this one is that very first brushstroke. It has a lot of character, that first stroke. I also like how you say you met the flame tree, not that you simply saw it.
You know, it's been a while since I've seen anything done in a woodcut style, which is a shame because it's so distinctive. The essence of both the woodcutting style and the tree itself are captured well here, I think. Bravo.
A nice touch of Autumnal colours in your most recent submissions! I like it. Definitely lots of orange at work here, but--and maybe it's just a trick of my eyes--is there also some pink?
Mhm! Thank you! I think the first brush stroke always carries with it the most energy and the most spontaneity after that first one every other stroke lines itself up to enhance that first one. Thank you for such high praise! I'm glad you think I've captured my goals :) I have to say, I'm having fun with the reds, oranges and yellows the past week or so. In this pic there is only red so it is most likely a trick of the camera bending color.
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