This is one of my favourite leaning hornbeams, but rather than focussing on the echoing angles of the trees looking down the line (as in Conduit), my attention was drawn to the ravaged remnant of a former tree, the stump in the foreground. The characteristic columns of a hornbeam trunk are still in evidence, but the weathered shapes of the stump make a nice contrast to the smooth younger trees behind it.

Stumped, ink on kaolin-coated board, 12″ x 16″