Tuesday, July 14, 2009

"Hillside Colour", plein air oil painting

"Hillside Colour", 12 x 9", plein air oil painting

I did this painting between the two I posted yesterday (just needed to do something less structural and freer). There was this crazy red bush on the hillside and it made a perfect foil for all the different greens -there must be over 30 different greens here. What a blast trying to capture them all. I am pretty happy with the way the trees turned out. Painting trees at this distance is an interesting experience -how to capture the feeling of leaves without painting them, and how to put in the trunks and branches so they look like they are in the tree and not pasted on them.

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