This is a hollow oak tree in Savernake Forest, Wiltshire. While it isn’t one of the very special trees there that has been given a name and a sign bearing that name, it is very easy to spot from the path and it is, I think, a most distinctive and beautiful tree. Doesn’t that hole look like a doorway? Who lives there?
Drawn in fountain and dip pen using a limited palette of lightfast inks.
inks on paper, approx. 40 x 50 cm
Drawn on A2 Daler-Rowney Smooth heavyweight paper (220gsm, acid-free) using:
Noodler’s Bulletproof black;
Diamine Rustic Red;
Rohrer & Klingner Zeichentusche (drawing ink): Gelbgrun (Yellow green) and Alt-Goldgrun (Old gold-green);
Dr Ph Martin’s Bleed proof white.