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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Painting the unfamiliar

When I visit a place away from home, often the landscape and plant life are very different.  Fan-shaped palm trees are one of those unfamiliar things to me.  I struggle with them.  They can be so complicated.  I really want to be able to paint them well, so, I decided to do a quick study of just one tree.  This is it.... not fantastic, but every time I do one I'll be more comfortable with it.  I only give myself 45 minutes, that way I don't keep messing with it and making mud.

1 comment:

ti-igra said...

I love this picture - it is very light and alive! :) This tree as a real, very beautiful shapes made your pastels on the paper - so easy and naturally!!!! :-)))