Thursday, March 1, 2012

Fish Prairie Tree

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.


  1. Je maakt er iedere keer weer zoiets bijzonders van ! Ik houd van je manier van schilderen!

  2. This painting is great! I love the light you captured. Enjoy the trip!

  3. Thank you so much Ineke and Susan.