Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Pine times 2

                                                Against the Sky  22 x 24" oil
Against the Sky- study 14 x 11" acrylic

Now and then I like to do a small study first, before I do a larger version of an image. I had fun doing both pieces and learned some things from the study that, I think, helped make the final version stronger. I wanted the rocks to be looser and for the shape of the tree to be less busy. I painted the final version in oil so I could really blend the transitions in the sky. I do like the drips in the study though.


  1. What a wonderful surprise to see that tree as it should be painted. It is one used in one of our early classes, and I love both of these!
    Cheers Sue Ford

  2. thanks Sue. I had forgotten about using it for the class, so appreciate the reminder