Friday, December 6, 2013

Winter Live Oak finished

30x40 inches
Oil on canvas

Notes From My Tree Painting Journal

I've been working along on this painting for about two weeks. I finished it yesterday and framed it today. I sure enjoyed it and I'm fond of this winter palette. It is nicely harmonic I feel. I worked on learning some technique with the distant tree line in this painting. I left it fairly dark, with very close values in the canopy, moss and lower area of the tree masses in deep shadow. 

In January when life is not so busy, I want to dedicate 2014 to more tree study, focusing on learning some new species of trees. I want to study Sycamore, Dogwood,  Swamp maple, hickory and a few less common trees. I have to expand my knowledge about painting trees. I have a lot to learn. 

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