Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Notes From My Tree Journal

I've been sidetracked for awhile, teaching a sky workshop and painting flowers. I finally got back to my favorite subject of trees. I have started doing some oils in the painting studio just for the fun of it. This one is 24x24 inches. I love these kinds of jungly paintings with lots of overgrown bushes and trees, so common in the wild places of Florida. I love painting all of the textures, and the tall graceful trunks of these cabbage palms.

 One of the interesting things about oils is that the palette is slightly different from the acrylics I am now used to. Also, I seem to have much closer values and less contrast with the oils, at least in painting wet on wet. It is all an interesting experiment, this wonderful experience of painting. 

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