Sunday, August 18, 2013

Field One Trees

Notes From My Tree Painting Journal
I have painted this tree group several times. It is so unusual in shape that I have to keep painting it from various angles and in different seasons. I did this painting a week ago, here in August. There are still a few purply weed flowers scattered round the fields this late in the summer. I believe the trees have been trimmed some to make this opening better for the palm, but perhaps not. Trees do grow in unusual configurations. It is hot and heavy with humidity and frequent rain this year, so not at all comfortable this time of year for painting. I have gotten into the habit this month of driving around the fields in a golf cart with my Ipad to take reference photos and then going upstairs to the studio to paint. I will get back to painting on location in mid September. it will still be hot, but some drier by then with less humidity, if we are lucky.
This painting is 16x20 inches, oil on canvas. I used the following palette:
Titanium White
Ivory Black
Cad Yellow Medium
Thalo Red Shade Blue
Yellow Ochre
Red Iron Oxide
Summer was fun but I am so ready for my wonderful fall weather.


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