This tree trunk, in woodland by Loch Arienas, has a terrific abundance of lichens of different colours but all with that dry, crispy licheny texture. Obviously not dry when it rains or has just been raining, but you know what I mean – these lichens have quite hard-feeling surfaces and lack the damp softness and leafy textures of mosses. I’m not doing them down though – lichens are well worthy of respect, for many reasons.
Details: Coloured pencil; 2017; 30 cm x 21 cm. Unframed: original £150; print £30.
Included in the gallery Trees 1