Thursday, March 31, 2011
"EUCALYPTUS GROVE" 6" X 8" Oil on board
I struggle with painting trees. I love them (grew up in Washington state and you can't go far without a tree being right beside you), I miss them (I live in the southestern desert of Arizona which truly is evergreen-tree deficient although it has its perks), but, I have trouble painting them. Trying to get the shape of the tree overall as well as the shapes of the leaf or branch clusters without overdoing it is definitely a challenge at times. I look at trees painted by Laurel Daniel, Jean Ranstrom and Terri Ford and others, and I am so inspired, but on occasion the results of my efforts don't quite look like the vision I had at the beginning. However, I keep at it and I hope one day it will come easier.
Posted by Carol Flatt