Thursday, May 24, 2007

Tree of the Day

5 x 7 oil on hardboard
I'm still playing with trees. As I painted this tree, I tried to follow the methods of some of the well-known plein aire painters. Kevin Macpherson and Richard Schmidt both recommend beginning with large blocks of color, painting shapes, and squinting your eyes. I should have taken some process photos of this one so you could see what I am talking about. I'll plan to do that with my next tree project. I'm going to approach it with the same method. I hope you enjoyed looking at my latest tree study.

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