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Drawings From the Treetop Series

"The Charcoal grinds itself into nothing, the very act of drawing is as destructive as it is creative.  Something grows out of the death of the material.  The drawing surface and the drawing material  change as the drawing eats itself away and grows.  The paper sucks up the charcoal and dust drifts down the surface of the paper subtly tinting/staining the white gray." The Braindead Aesthetic - 2005

22"x30" on paper On Plywood 5x7 on paper 4x6 on paper Varies
22" x 30" Drawings on Paper
"Tree with yellow Sky" Pastel and Charcoal on Rives BFK White paper, 22"Tx30"W, 2007/11/04 "Tree with Red Sky" Pastel and Charcoal on Rives BFK White paper, 22"Tx30"W, 2007/11/08 "Tree with Rectangle Sun" Pastel and Charcoal on Rives BFK White paper, 22"Tx30"W, 2007/11/23 "Undulating Tree", Pastel on Rives BFK White paper, 22T"x30W", 2008/02/17 "Tree With Agitated Sky", Pastel on Rives BFK White paper, 22T"x30W", 2008/03/23
"Orange Tree", Pastel on Rives BFK White paper, 22T"x30W", 2008/04/01 "Blue Tree with Green Sky", Pastel on Rives BFK White paper, 22T"x30W", 2008/04/06 "Red Tree", Pastel on Rives BFK White paper, 22T"x30W", 2008/04/11 "Feisty Yellow Sky", Pastel on Rives BFK White paper, 22T"x30W", 2008/04/13 "Stark Treetop", Pastel on Rives BFK White paper, 22T"x30W", 2008/04/20
"Blue Moon Sky", Pastel on Rives BFK White paper, 22T"x30W", 2008/04/26 "Swirling Green Sky", Pastel on Rives BFK White paper, 22T"x30W", 2008/06/02 "Sun Spark Treetop", Pastel and Charcoal on paper, 22T"x30W", 2009/07/20 "Gray moon Rising", Pastel on paper, 22T"x30W", 2009/11/09 "Checkerboard Sun", Pastel on paper, 22T"x30W", 2009/11/17
"Why is the Sky Blue", Pastel on paper, 22T"x30W", 2009/11/17 "Oak Leaves Don't Fall", Pastel on paper, 22T"x30W", 2010/01/06 "Building Storm", Pastel on paper, 22T"x30W", 2010/02/22 "Diamond in the Sky", Pastel on paper, 22T"x30W", 2009/11/18 "Blue Tree Striped Sky", Pastel on paper, 22T"x30W", 2009/11/30
"Ghost Treetop", Pastel on paper, 22T"x30W", 2012/12/17 "Setting Blood Moon", Pastel on paper, 22T"x30W", 2012/12/19 "Purple Storm Swirling in", Pastel on paper, 22T"x30W", 2012/12/20 "Pink Moon with Smokey Sky", Pastel on paper, 22T"x30W", 2012/12/26 "Icy Treetop with Starburst Sunset", Pastel on paper, 22T"x30W", 2012/12/29
"Treetop After the Rain", Pastel on paper, 22T"x30W", 2012/12/31 "Up in the Conflagration", Pastel on paper, 22T"x30W", 2013/01/01 "Overbearing Claustrophobic tree", Pastel on paper, 22T"x30W", 2013/01/04 "One out of Six in the Sun", Pastel on paper, 22T"x30W", 2013/01/06 "Red Treetop Bracketed Sky", Pastel and Charcoal on paper, 22T"x30W", 2013/01/25
"Partly Cloudy Bright Sky", Pastel and Charcoal on paper, 22T"x30W", 2013/03/04 "Up in the Bare Branches", Pastel and Charcoal on paper, 22T"x30W", 2013/03/06 "Partly Sunny Blue Grid Sun", Pastel and Charcoal on paper, 22T"x30W", 2013/03/15 "Big Trunks with Random Primaries", Pastel and Charcoal on paper, 22T"x30W", 2013/03/20 "Hazy Sky Treetop", Pastel and Charcoal on paper, 22T"x30W", 2013/04/15
"Convoluted Treetop with Broken Clouds", Pastel and Charcoal on paper, 22T"x30W", 2013/05/07 "The Widow Maker", Pastel and Charcoal on paper, 22T"x30W", 2013/05/08 "Springtime Incursion", Pastel and Charcoal on paper, 22T"x30W", 2013/05/27 "Spiral Grid Treetop", Pastel and Charcoal on paper, 22T"x30W", 2013/06/11 "Orange Halo", Pastel and Charcoal on paper, 22T"x30W", 2013/06/14
"Blue Treetop with Stripes", Pastel and Charcoal on paper, 22T"x30W", 2013/07/05 "Moonrise over Grid Covered Horizon", Pastel and Charcoal on paper, 22T"x30W", 2013/06/26 "Two Suns Sky", Pastel and Charcoal on paper, 22T"x30W", 2014/02/12 "Brown Branch Dance", Pastel and Charcoal on paper, 22T"x30W", 2014/02/16 "Crossing Grid Branches", Pastel and Charcoal on paper, 22T"x30W", 2014/02/24
"Big Sun Spot", Pastel and Charcoal on paper, 22T"x30W", 2014/03/06 "Purple Moonrise", Pastel and Charcoal on paper, 22T"x30W", 2014/03/08 "Splayed Treetop", Pastel and Charcoal on paper, 22T"x30W", 2014/03/19 "Raining Rings", Pastel and Charcoal on paper, 22T"x30W", 2014/03/21 "Treetop with 3-4-5 Triangle", Pastel and Charcoal on paper, 22T"x30W", 2014/03/25
"Treetop with Quadrant Moon", Pastel on paper, 22T"x30W", 2014/04/01 "The Sky is Now Blue", Pastel and charcoal on paper, 22T"x30W", 2014/04/04 "Partly Cloudy Treetop", Pastel and charcoal on paper, 22T"x30W", 2014/04/09 "The Break in the Sky", Pastel and charcoal on paper, 22T"x30W", 2014/11/24 "Random Green", Pastel and charcoal on paper, 22T"x30W", 2014/12/09
"Green Cotton Tree", Pastel and charcoal on paper, 22T"x30W", 2014/12/11 "Morning Glow", Pastel and charcoal on paper, 22T"x30W", 2014/12/13 "Strange Dance", Pastel and charcoal on paper, 22T"x30W", 2014/12/16 "Sinuous Orange Treetop", Pastel and charcoal on paper, 22T"x30W", 2014/12/20 "Partly Purple Cloudy Treetop", Pastel and charcoal on paper, 22T"x30W", 2014/12/20
"Once With to Many Blue Moons", Pastel and charcoal on paper, 22T"x30W", 2014/12/21 "Green Moon with Afterglow", Pastel and charcoal on paper, 22T"x30W", 2014/12/26 "Another Glorious Sunrise", Pastel and charcoal on paper, 22T"x30W", 2014/12/29 "The Settings", Pastel and charcoal on paper, 22T"x30W", 2015/01/03 "Sun Cross", Pastel and charcoal on paper, 22T"x30W", 2015/01/06
 
"Diffuse Rainbow Treetop", Pastel and charcoal on paper, 22T"x30W", 2015/04/22 "After the Primary Storm", Pastel on paper, 22T"x30W", 2015/05/07 "In the Wake of the Gray Rain", Pastel on paper, 22T"x30W", 2015/05/09 "Blue Wave Length 440-500nm", Pastel on paper, 22T"x30W", 2015/05/10  
Drawings on Plywood/Non Paper Substrates
"Tree with Pink Sky", Charcoal and Pastel on Plywood, 14.5"TWx19"W, 2008/03/05 "Dead Elm" Pastel and Charcoal on Plywood, 25"Tx17.5"W, 2007 "Tree with morning highlights", Charcoal and Pastel on Plywood, 14.5"TWx19"W, 2008/02/17 "Yellow Tree", Charcoal and Pastel on Plywood, 15"TWx10.5"W, 2008/03/30 "Willow", Charcoal and Pastel on Plywood, 10.5"TWx15"W, 2008/03/16
"Blue tree", Pastel on Plywood, 10.5"TWx15"W, 2008/03/31 sold "Bright Yellow tree", Pastel on Plywood, 10.5"Tx15"W, 2008/04/08 Treetop", Charcoal and Pastel on Plywood, 15"TWx10.5"W, 2008/04/13 "Winter Elm", Charcoal and Pastel on Plywood, 19"TWx14.5"W, 2008/03/16  sold "Orange tree with Monolith" Pastel on plywood, "Tx "W. 2008/08/17
"Harshly Lit Tree", Charcoal and Pastel on Plywood, 15"TWx20"W, 2008/06/22 "Oak Tree " Pastel on plywood, 22"Tx 28"W. 2008/12/16 "Hidden Corona", Charcoal and Pastel on Plywood, 15"TWx22"W, 2008/07/13 "Green Tree with Warning Moon", Pastel on plywood, 20T"x27.5"W, 2008/07/20 "Harvest Moon with Unsettled Sky, Pastel on plywood, 20T"x27.5"W, 2009/12/12
"Nature Comes Calling", Pastel on plywood, 23"Tx15.5"W, 2010/09/09 "Blue Tree Story", Pastel on plywood, 23"Tx15.5"W, 2010/09/19 "A Slice of Limbs", Pastel on plywood, 43.5"Tx14"W, 2013/01/02 "Blue Man To Many Moons", Pastel on primed plywood, 36"Tx48"W, 2013/01/17 "Blue treetop with Orange Bracket", Pastel on primed plywood, 36"x48", 2010
"Big Blue Branch", Pastel and Charcoal on plywood, 11"Tx21"W, 2013/03/17 "Two Basswoods", Pastel and Charcoal on plywood, 16"Tx20"W, 2013/03/25 "Orange Branch Dance", Pastel and Charcoal on plywood, 18"Tx18"W, 2013/04/03 "Treetop Remains of the Renovation", Pastel and Charcoal on plywood, 19"Tx24"W, 2013/04/21 "Light Blue Corona", Pastel and Charcoal on plywood, 19"Tx24"W, 2013/08/01
"Green Boughs", Pastel and Charcoal on plywood, 13.75"Tx19.5"W, 2014/01/10 "Brown Trunk", Pastel and Charcoal on plywood, 11"Tx19.5"W, 2014/01/25 "Blue Branches Geometry Moon", Pastel and Charcoal on plywood, 11"Tx19.5"W, 2014/01/25 "Red Iron Trees", Pastel and Charcoal on plywood, 6.5"Tx8"W, 2014/01/27 "The Dark with Small Knot", Pastel and Charcoal on plywood, 8.75"Tx9.5"W, 2014/01/27
"Branches", Pastel and Charcoal on plywood, 8"Tx10"W, 2014/02/07 "River Birch Trunk", Pastel and Charcoal on plywood, 8"Tx10"W, 2014/02/08 "Purple Trunk Play", Pastel and Charcoal on plywood, 14"Tx16"W, 2014/02/08 "Blue Branch Bush", Pastel and Charcoal on plywood, 6.5"Tx8"W, 2014/02/08 "Orange Circle Branch", Pastel and Charcoal on plywood, 11"Tx14"W, 2014/02/17
"Red Earth Branches", Pastel and Charcoal on plywood, 9"Tx13"W, 2014/02/18 "Convergent Moons Treetop", Pastel and Charcoal on plywood, 48"Tx60"W, 2014/09/21 "Circles Squares and Triangles", Pastel and Charcoal on primed hardboard, 48"Tx60"W, 2015/03/18 "Nightfall", Pastel and Charcoal on plywood, 14"Tx31"W, 2015/04/12 "Pale Green Treetop", Pastel and Charcoal on plywood, 13"Tx17"W, 2015/04/13
"Complementary Contrast Treetop", Pastel and Charcoal on plywood, 17.25"Tx8.5"W, 2015/04/15 "A Branch to Behold", Pastel and Charcoal on plywood, 16"Tx10.5"W, 2015/04/15 "A Tight Bend", Pastel and Charcoal on plywood, 13.75"Tx5.5"W, 2015/04/15 "Orange Lit Treetop", Pastel and Charcoal on plywood, 19.75"Tx21.5"W, 2015/04/22 "That Blue Tree", Pastel and Charcoal on plywood, 19.25"Tx13.75"W, 2015/04/22
"A Green Bough", Pastel and Charcoal on plywood, 16"Tx18"W, 2015/05/17 "Strange Blue Light", Pastel and Charcoal on plywood, 16"Tx18"W, 2015/05/17 "Conflicting Boughs", Pastel and Charcoal on plywood, 16"Tx18"W, 2015/05/20 "Burgundy and Blue Bough", Pastel and Charcoal on plywood, 16"Tx18"W, 2015/05/21 "Light Yellow Bark", Pastel and Charcoal on plywood, 16"Tx18"W, 2015/05/21
       
"A Few Twigs", Pastel and Charcoal on plywood, 16"Tx18"W, 2015/05/21        
Drawings 5x7
"Field Access", Charcoal on paper, 5"Tx7"W, 2012/01/01 "Along the Fence", Charcoal on paper, 5"Tx7"W, 2012/01/01 "A Strong Blow", Charcoal on paper, 5"Tx7"W, 2012/01/02 "Treetop in the Sun", Charcoal on paper, 5"Tx7"W, 2012/01/02 "A Break in the Row", Charcoal on paper, 7"Tx5"W, 2012/01/04
"Fence line Brush", Charcoal on paper, 7"Tx5"W, 2012/01/04 "Big one to the Left", Charcoal on paper, 5"Tx7"W, 2012/01/05 "Straight to the top", Charcoal on paper, 5"Tx7"W, 2012/01/05 "Little Whippers", Charcoal on paper, 5"Tx7"W, 2012/01/07 "Scrub Tree", Charcoal on paper, 7"Tx5"W, 2012/01/07
"In the Thicket", Charcoal on paper, 7"Tx5"W, 2012/01/07 "Out of the Briar", Charcoal on paper, 7"Tx5"W, 2012/01/07 "So Many Twigs", Charcoal on paper, 5"Tx7"W, 2012/01/08 "Closing Together", Charcoal on paper, 5"Tx7"W, 2012/01/08 "A little mist in the branches", Charcoal on paper, 5"Tx7"W, 2012/01/08
"Down Trees", Charcoal on paper, 5"Tx7"W, 2012/01/08 "Broken Limbs", Charcoal on paper, 7"Tx5"W, 2012/01/11 "Open to the Right", Charcoal on paper, 5"Tx7"W, 2012/01/11 "Underbrush", Charcoal on paper, 5"Tx7"W, 2012/01/11 "Scrub Cedar", Charcoal on paper, 5"Tx7"W, 2012/01/11
"Crotches and Boughs", Charcoal on paper, 7"Tx5"W, 2012/01/12 "Twilight Falling", Charcoal on paper, 5"Tx7"W, 2012/01/13 "A Thick Group", Charcoal on paper, 5"Tx7"W, 2012/01/14 "Towards the East", Charcoal on paper, 5"Tx7"W, 2012/01/01 "Dark Trunks Prevail", Charcoal on paper, 5"Tx7"W, 2012/01/14
"That Maple in the Yard", Charcoal on paper, 7"Tx5"W, 2012/01/14 "High Whipping Branches", Charcoal on paper, 5"Tx7"W, 2012/01/15 "Heavy leaning limb", Charcoal on paper, 5"Tx7"W, 2012/01/15 "Furtive movements", Charcoal on paper, 5"Tx7"W, 2012/01/18 "It's never clear", Charcoal on paper, 5"Tx7"W, 2012/01/18
"Together at Last", Charcoal on paper, 5"Tx7"W, 2012/01/18 "Follow the Limb", Charcoal on paper, 5"Tx7"W, 2012/01/20 "Clear Sky Up", Charcoal on paper, 5"Tx7"W, 2012/01/20 "A Tangle", Charcoal on paper, 5"Tx7"W, 2012/01/20 "Small Pine Tree", Charcoal on paper, 7"Tx5"W, 2012/01/21
"Lone Memories", Charcoal on paper, 7"Tx5"W, 2012/01/21 "Snowy River Overlook", Charcoal on paper, 5"Tx7"W, 2012/01/22 "The Last Few Berries", Charcoal on paper, 5"Tx7"W, 2012/01/22 "That Tall Tree", Charcoal on paper, 7"Tx5"W, 2012/02/17 "The Big Split Trunk", Charcoal on paper, 7"Tx5"W, 2012/02/17
"Bridge to Boom Island", Charcoal on paper, 7"Tx5"W, 2012/02/25 "One dark Branch", Charcoal on paper, 7"Tx5"W, 2012/03/02 "Snowy steps up Nicollet Island", Charcoal on paper, 7"Tx5"W, 2012/03/08 "Big Tree no Longer in the Park", Charcoal on paper, 7"Tx5"W, 2012/03/17 "Treetop", Charcoal on paper, 5"Tx7"W, 2011/04/01
         
"Full Moon Sky", Charcoal and Pastel on paper, 5"Tx7"W, 2012/09/26 "Blue Trees with Harvest Sky", Charcoal and Pastel on paper, 5"Tx7"W, 2012/09/28 "Evening Sky", Charcoal and Pastel on paper, 5"Tx7"W, 2012/10/02 "Blood Red Elm", Color Pencil on paper, 5"Tx7"W, 2013/05/18 "Green Treetop with Orange Rainbow", Charcoal and Pastel on paper, 5"Tx7"W, 2015/04/24
       
"Pink Moon setting", Charcoal and Pastel on paper, 5"Tx7"W, 2015/04/24        
Drawings 4x6
"Dancing Sky Treetop", Charcoal and Pastel on paper, 4"Tx6"W, 2012/07/19 "Blue Bramble Treetop", Charcoal and Pastel on paper, 4"Tx6"W, 2012/07/19 "Bright Sky Treetop", Charcoal and Pastel on paper, 4"Tx6"W, 2012/07/19 "Green Sky Treetop", Charcoal and Pastel on paper, 4"Tx6"W, 2012/07/20 "Bright Sky Circle", Charcoal and Pastel on paper, 4"Tx6"W, 2012/07/27
"Orange branches with Green Sky", Charcoal and Pastel on paper, 4"Tx6"W, 2012/07/27 "Red Moon Rising", Charcoal and Pastel on paper, 4"Tx6"W, 2012/07/27 "Pink Sky Rectangle", Charcoal and Pastel on paper, 4"Tx6"W, 2012/07/27 "Tree of the Rising Sun", Charcoal and Pastel on paper, 4"Tx6"W, 2012/07/31 "Treetop with Sky Wedge", Charcoal and Pastel on paper, 4"Tx6"W, 2012/08/07
Various
       
"Sun Dog Rainbow", Pastel, 8"Tx10"W, 2015/05/01        
"The Last Few", Pastel and Charcoal, 8"Tx10"W, 2012/09/09 "Cherry Lifesaver Treetop", Pastel and Charcoal, 8"Tx10"W, 2015/04/20 "Secondaries Rainbow", Pastel and Charcoal, 8"Tx10"W, 2015/04/20 "Rainbow Sunrise", Pastel and Charcoal, 8"Tx10"W, 2015/04/25 "Pink Sky Rainbow", Pastel, 8"Tx10"W, 2015/04/27
"Narrow Gaps in the Canopy", Charcoal on paper, 8"Tx10"W, 2012/01/18 "Shadowy Limbs", Charcoal on paper, 6"Tx6"W, 2012/03/17 "Confusion Above", Charcoal on paper, 6"Tx6"W, 2012/03/17 "Green Tree Fugue" Colored Pencil on paper, 4.5"x6.5", 2011/03/25 "Pink Sky Tree", Pastel and Charcoal, 8"Tx10"W, 2012/08/30
"Yellow Tree Blue Moon" Colored Pencil on paper, 4.5"x6.5", 2011/03/13 "Red at Night" Colored Pencil on paper, 10"x13", 2010/08/01 "Red Treetop" Colored Pencil on paper, 8"x11", 2008/07/04 "Blue Moon Checkered Sky" Pastel on Cardstock, 8.5"x11", 2009/02/15 "Red at Night" Colored Pencil on Cardstock, 8"x10.5", 2009/05/22
         

Come back again for new pictures and artwork.  All works this page can be purchased at:  http://www.yessy.com/braindead/drawings.html

My work can also be seen at: http://www.mnartists.org/John_Terwilliger
I will also have an ongoing art dialog at http://braindeadaesthetic.blogspot.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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