Klofið Birki     pencil sketch

Klofið Birki pencil sketch

Klofið Birki 10 x 20, oil on linen

Klofið Birki 10 x 20, oil on linen

The rain has stopped, and the sun is out… finally !!! I spent the day sketching this great looking birch tree. The birch is one of the most common trees in Iceland, and I find them pretty hard to translate into paint. Their edges are soft and there is not that much contrast between foreground and background, especially when there is a whole forrest of them. It does get a little easier though when the sun is blazing like it was today.