Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Fall and Winter Palette

Notes From My tree Painting Journal
I've been working on my fall and winter palette for this year and 2014. I think I finally have what I want. It took me a few weeks to sort it all out. The painting above is Fish Prairie, one of my favorite places to paint, particularly in the cool months. Many of the trees lose there leaves on the prairie and I love the subtle colors I find there through the cold months.
I live at Fair Oaks for a week every year in February. That is when the prairie is the best. I look forward to painting the lovely trees there in a few weeks.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Back to Trees


Notes From My Tree Painting Journal

I've had a few days to paint trees this week. This painting was done with a cooler palette. I've been playing around with my winter palette, but I wanted to do this painting from a summer reference photo I took back in June.

Soon the fields and trees will take on the colorful dresses of Fall. 

I don't have the winter palette tweaked quite right. I always start a seasonal change in my palette early, so that by the time the season has changed, I am ready and comfortable with it.