Saturday, October 27, 2012

My Bird island Tree Painting Adventure

Notes From My Tree Journal

I've been on the road for most of October, doing two paint outs. One was at Bird Island one of my two favorite painting places. It is a privately owned island that I don't often get to go to. I do have a residency scheduled there in April of 2013 for my Artist in Residence Project. When I was there a couple of weeks ago for three days, I discovered this sweet little Red Cedar Tree. The light was wonderful on it both behind and in front, so I enjoyed an hour of painting to study it. I can't remember when I have enjoyed a painting session more. I was able to get about 50 reference photos to sort through. I should be able to get some very nice paintings from the trip in studio. This little plein air painting will be a study note for me. I bought two very large canvases with tree paintings in mind for them when I get off the road for November and December.

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