Sunday, December 19, 2010

Hot off the Palette

This is a painting that I started in my new studio/gallery and have recently completed.

I began by putting a few layers of medium green paint on the canvas - just to get me in the forest mood.

Working roughly from a photograph that I took last fall, I thought about how many trees I would include in the composition - deciding on 5 as odd numbers always look more balanced.

Once I got the tree trunks in place, the fun began as the leaves took shape on the branches or falling in mid air.

A bit more playing around with colour, shadows and highlights and the piece was complete.

"Fallen Leaves" acrylic, 12 x 24"

Till Next Time ...

From the Prairies, to the West Coast and Beyond...


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