Sunday, September 21, 2014

Trees - Bäume

Hello Everyone,

the theme of MIX IT MONTHLY for this beautiful month of September is Trees. Trees are one of my favorite things in life! I - actually we all could not live without them.... my last name is Baum - which is Tree in grandparents' family name is Baumgart which can be translated as tree guard...

So actually I have been drawing and painting quite a few trees over the past years and I also made a whole book about trees for my mothers as a present for her 60th birthday...

So come and join me on a walk through my little forest :)

This one is my work for the Challenge and I found one last empty page in my book - yeah!
I used a black pen and water colors.

And here is some older work: I have been doing some work on the theme of Daphne and Metamorphosis:
Metamorphosis, Photography and Acrylic Paint on Canvas, started in 2009 (still in progress)

 A variation of my Daphne-Tree you will see later...(digital work with my stencil sketch)

 Here are some prints on a sketch of some tree bark I found on the beach  - done in 2008
I also painted a big oil painting (about the size of a door) on the Daphne subject - and below the water color sketch I did to work from.... (2008)
And in the end I did the four seasons with my Daphne. These are four A4 pages done in pen and colored pencils, 201. I still would like to do them as wall mosaics on an outside wall of our house.

I hope you enjoyed my walk though the trees!
Have a nice week!


  1. ich bin fasziniert von der Vielfalt dieser bäume! könnte mich gar nicht für einen Favoriten entscheiden... ich finde auch, dass bäume eine wahnsinnige Kraftquelle sind, ich könnte sie auch rauf und runter fotografieren, jeden tag wieder!

  2. Wunderschöne Bäume, alle so vor Kraft strotzend und lebendig! GLG, Valerie

  3. What fantastic and different variety of trees! Very difficult to choose, the first looks fabulous on the altered book, the tree barks is very creative... really I love them all.

  4. wundervoll diese Vielfalt an Bäume!
    Tolle Arbeiten sind das!

  5. Ach Du meine Güte, ein ganzer Wald und jeder Baum ein Prachstück!! The watercolor Sketch passt zum Wetter wird Herbst :) Das Metamorphosegemälde ist ja grossartig aber mein Favorit ist eindeutig die Werke mit der Baumrinde!! Vielen Dank fürs Zeigen all der Schmuckstücke! Mix It Monthly ♥ Conny