Beginning today, I will post a tree drawing a day, here at the Go Flying Turtle blog, for thirty-six days. This drawing, and the rest are part of a series and set of thirty-six tree drawings on watercolor called Thirty-six Views of Trees I've Known. The series was greatly inspired by trees I've become familiar with through drawings and photographic studies (this one, pictured above, based on the tree in my front yard), as well as the series of prints by Hokusai called Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji. His work showed a deep respect, understanding and reverence for the natural world that surrounded him - something I'm attempting to do with this series, which will be exhibited in the upcoming 2016 Alchemical Vessel show and benefit at The Smith Center for Healing and The Arts, in Washington, DC.