This sketch was inspired by Meltzer Woods, the last of 12 small sections of old-growth forest across Indiana to finally be protected from development. Meltzer Woods has a 400-year-old Bur Oak Tree and it is over 100-foot-tall. It had been a few years since I last sketched and applied watercolor. It took less than 10 minutes. One minute to sketch, and 9 minutes to remember that I had completely forgot how to paint with watercolors.
I used a No. 2 pencil, Micron pens, Winsor & Newton watercolors, Pentalic Nature Sketch pad, and a Pabst Blue Ribbon piece of cardboard as an underlay in the pad.