Tree bark

I’m still working (occasionally, as there’s not been much time) on my Midsummer Night’s Dream theme for my work with Metaphor. Fortunately there’s currently no end time so I’m able to work through without rushing.

For me, Midsummer Night’s Dream is all about the forest and the colours and textures. I will show you my sketchbook at some point but for now here’s one image


I’m working on some pots and considered incorporating tree bark texture.


Shades of red didn’t do it for me and I wanted the bark to be rougher and more broken up.


The brown is better. If anything, it’s improved by the photo.


I really love the curly edges but I’m not sure I want this all over the pot so will focus on colour and lichens in my next post.