Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Summer Tree--Original Landscape Oil Painting

I'm longing for warm weather and looking forward to a new year. I love the long shadows and brilliant contrasts that are created by bright sunlight. This little 5x7 inch oil painting was fun to create on a recycled board and reminds me of the warmth that is coming in a few months. What I like about working on recycled boards it the texture and color of the underpainting. Both create unexpected delights when painting something new. In this particular case, a blue-gray underpainting worked quite well in contrast to the warmth of the new painting. When it is dry, I will put it in my Etsy Gallery along with other small tree paintings.
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Ana Tirolese said...

Wow. You get a lot of detail into such a small painting. It looks great.

Nancy Merkle said...

Thanks Ana!