Tuesday, August 7, 2012

In the Company of Trees

This 14" x 11" oil on gessoed panel was started in Greensburg Park during the paint out last Friday, 8-3-12.  I blocked in the basic shapes and colors using brushes and palette knives while standing under the tree.  I really liked the way the light was filtering through the branches of the tree and I was able to capture some good photos of the tree before I left for the day.

I have started a few other sketches in my journal from these photos.  I plan on working on a much larger scale when I get a fuller sense of the direction for this series of trees.  I'm envisioning many more layers of paint and multiple divisions of shapes.  More divisions of shapes = increasing color divisions, as well.  

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This is a work in progress!
14" x 11" oil on gessoed panel

on the easel

Thank you for looking!


At August 8, 2012 at 3:17 AM , Blogger kathy said...

Love where u took this one Janet!


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