Temperatures get chilly these days. After a longer pause I continued to draw in the apple tree orchard. It took some time to pick up the thread again and to find my way through the many labyrinth of wrinkles, plateaus and valleys that the apple tree in front had build in many years of growth. It was like looking down on a prehistoric landscape from an airplane. I finally decided to consider this the final step of the drawing even though I did not work through the whole double sheet.
Some time of the last hours in 2009 I have spent sitting in front of a willow tree, which I want to have in the collection of ink drawings made in an indian landscape book,which is in fact a photo album with a cover made from an old sari.
In this sketchbook I work slowly with a very controlled hand, the image shows the initial step of the ink drawing. I worked from the left top to the bottom and then back up on the right side establishing the outline of the big trunk. There was a beautiful atmosphere, the small creek carried a lot of water and was speaking in a thousands voices. Fog was slowly flowing in to the small valley, which I captured as panorama photo with Iphone and the Pano-Application, which I noticed thanks to Doc Searls.