I love nature! As the days begin to grow cooler here in Texas, I’m thinking about trees and Fall. I enjoy drawing and painting trees. I like the way the limbs fork, and how the leaves obscure the branches at the top. I like the way the roots anchor into the earth and poke out of the soil. I’ve been drawing them since I as a kid. In fact, I still draw them the same as I did in 6th grade Art Class. I like to experiment with different ways of making the leaves; like crosshatching, circles, squiggles, or scribbles. I painted this tree for you and photographed the steps – so you can see my process. This time, I used a pencil eraser dipped in paint to make the leaves.