Sunday, 10 March 2013

Old Oak at Oxton



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  1. I love this Charlotte can we see it bigger?

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    1. http://hillsofnottingham.wordpress.com/2013/03/10/drawing-again/

      try this one, I am having massive problems with the camera. Keeps corrupting the files.

      Glad you like it Mo, that means a lot from someone with your draughtsmanship skills

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  2. This is beautiful. You've captured the oak's strength and a certain magical delicacy.

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    1. Thank you, sadly worked from a photo, too cold to go and sit by the actual tree.

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  3. Charlotte, this is a delightful study of what must in life also be a tree with a very powerful presence. It looks like it must be 500 years old. Do you know anything about its history?

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    1. Thanks, it is one of my favourite Nottinghamshire trees. The tree sits on the edge of a ring ditch that forms part of the Iron age hill fort near Oxton village. You get to it on an old drovers track that links to a lovely green lane. Most of the remaining tress are ash and oak, but most are rather young.
      This venerable old man must be 200+
      http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/site/3494/oldox_camp.html has some notes on the area.
      http://www.aerialphotography.org.uk/CropMarks/Archaeological/Oxton-Hill-Fort/22491240_6mmKqg#!i=1798241364&k=5b457dX
      has some excellent aerial photos.
      This is a shot of the tree
      http://myoxton.org/2013/01/07/aerial-images-of-oldox-camp-oxton/8348830729_65c2b4cce4_b/

      But google has not revealed any information on the tree itself.

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  4. A beautiful drawing of a magnificent tree.

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  5. You've done stunning job on this tree. Trees are such fascinating subjects to draw and paint because each one is an individual. I never tire painting them.

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