Notes From my Tree Journal
I often use trees as my subject for demonstrations for my Saturday afternoon painting class. This was part of a series of three progressive painting studies for a possible larger painting. I showed you the other two recently here on the blog. They are timed at 15 minutes for number one, 25 minutes for number two, and 45 minutes for number three. After each painting, we stop and talk about the painting and what can be done to improve composing, color mixing and brushwork. Then we go on for both other paintings, doing the same analysis after each one. I like doing this for my own work before tackling a large painting. I learn a lot and feel more comfortable before I begin a large work. I sell the studies, so there is no wasted effort.