9X12 oil on canvas
I painted this plein air style tree shortly after I took the plein air class in the fall. The leaves on the trees were a little yellower and were starting to fall. I painted this one in a fast loose style with greens and blues that I love. I like the look of the thick twisty branches, trees are really funky when you really look at them. I like the looseness and freeness of painting trees, but I also love putting lights, darks, and shapes in just the right place to create a specific persons face. I plan to do a lot more of them. I liked being outside and painting from what I could see. Photographs distort reality so much, I have a very hard time capturing in a photograph what I see. Great photographers can do it. But not me.