Plein Air Tree

Green & Yellow Tree_lores

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.

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