Friday, June 3, 2011

Trees for Life Charity fundraiser.

The President's Tree, pen & ink, 160 x 230mm © Sue Pownall 2011
This drawing has been done for the Trees for Life charity exhibition. 

Trevor Jones explains all about it. 
"Through the magic of Twitter and other social media tools, artists from around the world are coming together to create beautiful artworks inspired by their own natural environment. Each signed, original artwork will sell for £45 with every artist very generously donating 100% of the sales to the award winning Scottish charity Trees for Life!

The United Nations General Assembly declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests to raise awareness on sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests. With only 1% of the original Caledonian forest remaining it's crucial we do all that we can to help Trees for Life with their mission.
This year Trees for Life aims to plant its one millionth tree! This would be an amazing achievement and we want to help make this a reality by raising £10 000 through this exhibition."
You can visit my contribution here. All pictures are for sale on the website and at the November exhibition: 1 - 13 November. Out of the Blue. Edinburgh
This is the 3rd time I have drawn this tree. It gets its title from the original sketch, whilst in Khartoum (below), and the story, which you can read in this post Moved on by the police!!!
On location sketch of the President's tree.
Next, I used the sketch combined with some photos to produce a finished piece (below), which was exhibited in Muscat last December. Here is the post on the Muscat exhibition.  
Khartoum Chai Ladies, Pen & ink  200x400mm ©Sue Pownall 2010.
 Looking at the three pieces I notice the changes in the tree. Can you?