gnarl 2

What a great word! Gnarl perfectly describes the tree I stared at yesterday, while drinking a Coke and sketching. The gnarl has to have been years in the making, possibly without meddlesome pruning by “management”.

The time spent observing, was the perfect ending to a perfect day of food, weather and friends.

I debated leaving the drawing colorless, allowing the viewer to fill in the blanks. Possibly I should have.

Categories: Allergies, Architecture, Art, art, art, artist, Barry Comer, Barry Comer Artist, Cafe Sketches, cafe sketching, Dr. Ph. Martin's Radiant Concentrated Watercolor, drawing, Gnarl, Mission Impossible, Spring, Tree, Twisted TreeTags: , , , , , , , ,

Barry Comer

I volunteer as a design and communications consultant with Family Scholar House in Louisville, Kentucky, the Democratic Socialists of America and teach children with emotional and developmental disabilities.

I have degrees in art and was an art director for 30 years.


  1. Jessie Martinovic

    A spectacular word indeed. I like the colours and the drawing, and the fact you tagged mission impossible.


  2. Re the colors, I always like the palette you choose – here, it’s perfect they way the green leaves jump out and complement the gnarly vine. I love gnarly vines, and sometimes I love being gnarly. Thanks for sharing your visuals!


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