Notes From My Tree Painting Journal
This was my favorite painting from my painting residency last week. I found it on Fish Prairie. The afternoon light was key to the painting and I decided to make the tree a portrait subject rather than embedding it into the landscape as one of many. It was a fairly complicated scene so it took quite a long time to do. I enjoyed the limited palette and using the palette knife and brush work combined. I enjoyed the prairie while I painted. There were many birds there, including Sandhill cranes, Red Tailed hawks, and Crows, all easy to see without summer foliage.
I am off to Wekiva State Park for a week of painting on Sunday. I expect to find a lot of great trees to paint there. I'll have more to show you when I get back.