Friday, September 9, 2011

My Tree Notebook

18x24 inches
acrylic on canvas

Notes From My Tree Journal

I use a 3 ring binder for my tree notebook.  I like to gather samples of bark, leaves, and small branches to use as reference materials.  I put my field notes into the book as well as small studies I do on paper to refer back to for larger studio paintings. Many people don't realize that a lot of research is necessary to be a good tree painter.


  1. This painting is lovely! I have a very similar one hanging on my wall that measures 30x40". It feels like you could just walk in. Beautiful light and textures. congrats on your lovely work.

  2. Susan,
    Thanks so much. This is a special place, very old Florida and undisturbed but for the narrow path.