I took this photograph of this golden tree bough at Descanso Gardens. I thought it was interesting because it gleamed with fall colors in the midst of spring. I don't know what kind of tree this it, but I thought it was quite lovely. I hope that you will enjoy this photo!
I love to paint trees, you may see some of my finished paintings at www.lisarusso.com if you'd like.
Here is a sketch of a big eyed Gothic maiden. She's glancing back at us... I think she is most likely a fairy angel, although she could also be a mermaid or a goddess. I'm unsure if I'll paint her or not, but I did enjoy sketching her.
I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in April. This is day 27.
This is a rough sketch.