Friday, January 10, 2014

Old Friends

12x16 inches
Oil on panel

Notes From My Tree Painting Journal

This pair stands side by side at Fair Oaks in Evinston Florida. I can just imagine the many conversations, trials and pleasures they have endured together. I think they are probably pretty old as well, though not as large as some of the Live Oak trees I know.  I happened upon them driving the blue golf cart down one of the trails a week ago. They looked so peaceful together that I immediately wanted to paint them. When I got to my residency home on Monday, the weather was terrible, so I set my paintbox up in the kitchen and happily painted these new friends from my IPad photo. What a joy to paint them!

I used a limited palette of:

Cadmium yellow medium
Cadmium red light
Cadmium orange
Thalo blue red shade
Yellow ochre
Titanium white
Ivory black

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