I completed a piece for an old friend who is a tree surgeon. The company needed a new letterhead design and it was decided that it would be one of my prints. Sam asked for a lone oak tree about 100 years old. I wanted to merge his requirements with an unmistakable Ukiyo-e feel.
Although it was to be an English Oak, I live in France so I studied some trees in Bourgogne and came up with a composite tree that fit the brief. All in all I made seven prints before arriving at the right one. However I also gave Sam an extra print I could not resist making, an Autumn themed one!
The artwork was modified into a monochromatic form later, to become the company letterhead. My client was very happy with all the results.