Monday, July 30, 2012

Live Oak on Fair Oaks Pond

Notes From My Tree Journal

This pond has been dry for about two years. It finally filled again after tropical storm Debbie arrived in June. I have painted this tree many times and am very fond of it. It is quite large and has a wonderful leaning shape, making it very interesting as a subject for painting. We are in the dog days of summer now and I have just returned from a week long residency on the Nature Coast of Florida. In a couple of weeks I will have time to do another tree painting. It has been a busier summer than I expected and the time is slipping by. I want to do a tree painting on a wooden table or bench soon and will show that to you shortly. 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Fair Oaks Live Oak Trees

Notes From My Tree Painting Journal

I took my time on this painting. I've been working on it for a couple of hours at a time. I think I still want to consider the lower part of trunk in the most forward tree. It is not quite right, now that I look at it online. A quick fix will work.

I've been doing some paintings on tables this summer and I'm ready to do a nice tree painting on my next table. That will be a lot of fun. Most nature lovers are crazy about wonderful trees. That will be my next project.

I need to take some time to start getting ready for my tree workshop in November. We are going to paint Live Oak, Bald Cypress, Pine and Palm. Those are four of my favorite trees.