Thursday, August 24, 2017

Tree with Shodow




Yesterday we painted at a local park.
This lonely tree stands on the side of a rocky hill.

It has always been a difficult one to capture with paint.
This is my best effort so far.

The very light area on the left is glare from the photo taking. 
I would appreciate any ideas on the best set-up 
for taking photos. I seem to bounce all over 
the studio and never am satisfied.

Tree with Shadow
8 x 8
oil


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Tree By The Pond




Tree by the Pond

11 x 14


What a nice day at our local community park.

Yes, a tree again.

The light was hitting it just perfectly with the shadows creating a dark pattern that was very appealing to me. Placement on the canvas, how to crop were challenges that got resolved.