I have 2 new projects in the works. This top picture is of the start of Winter Tree. There is a great tree along the greenbelt that is huge and craggy and goes in all directions. So many people love it. In the fall I went out and took a picture of it with its yellow fall leaves and painted it.
Here’s the painting and the original photo.
On Thursday it snowed a little here. As I was taking my daughter to school I commented to her that it looked like all the trees had been sprinkled with powdered sugar. She told me that I should go out to “the tree” and take a picture of it and use it for my Winter Tree version. So I did and yesterday I sketched it out onto the canvas with paint-raw umber. This one is a little bigger and closer up than Fall Tree. It will be monochrome. I like the start. There are 5 trunks that come out of a big low base. Kids like to climb on it. There used to be one more really strange low trunk that the city cut off a few years ago.
These 2 cloud painting are my other project. I will paint a figure on each of them. They are taking FOREVER to dry because the oil paint is thick. I painted these exactly a week ago and they are still wet in places. I painted them thick so there will be paint texture that you will see under the figures. Here’s one of the finished ones. This is a set of 3.