The real voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. - Marcel Proust

Friday, October 29, 2010

Be the Tree

I've been MIA due to too much work, not enough painting!  I did manage to get a couple of tree value studies in this week. I was concentrating on avoiding "lollipop-itis", wherein the sufferer manages to make every type of tree look like a lollipop.

This is some type of oak, from a photo. I was experimenting with keeping the shapes big.
This is a palette knife painting of a specific tree near my office. I don't know the type, but it's some type of ornamental tree with a distinct shape.


Same tree, different day, done with brushes. I think I like the palette knife version better. This one looks a bit like a spider. Very Halloweenish.


2 comments:

  1. Thanks, M.A.! Don't you hate it when there are too few hours in the day to do what you need to do plus what you want to do?

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