Sunday, February 2, 2014

The Angel Oak Tree South Carolina Champion Tree

Notes From My Tree Painting Journal

This painting is of the Champion Tree of South Carolina, the Angel Oak Tree. It was a real challenge and joy to paint this tree. The palette was expanded to accommodate such a complex tree. I used the following palette with many layers of color and drying periods between. 

Ivory Black 
Titanium white
 Naples Yellow
Yellow ochre
Lemon yellow
Sap green
Thalo blue
Red iron oxide
Raw umber
Cadmium orange
Cadmium red

I rarely use such a large palette. These Champion and heritage trees are difficult and they are expanding my skills. Always a good thing.