Thoughts and tangential meanderings on horses, painting, and anything else that captures my interest
I like the foliage too! Though I may have cropped the top off, so the foliage went right out of the painting, to give the the idea of a very tall tree!
it's a lovely photo, I'm not surprised you were inspired to paint it. I do really like your style of painting, really soft, clean and fresh. Have you ever tried plein air - I didn't think it was for me either but have had a go and really quite like it - even with the bugs, sun and glaring wind - that's when I call it 'extreme painting'! Keep an eye out for my next post which will talk about my plein air experiences! Hope you're feeling better about your art and riding, take care x
As always, I lie seeing your progress shots, Kathryn!I'm with you..I like studio painting!
Meant to say "like". Gotta read them over closer before hitting "send"!
I don't think you got carried away. I think you could add some more. White Birches "drip."
Oh my gosh- this painting is spectacular!lovetweedles
The painting is brilliant, more so as you dont paint landscapes often. I feel a few dark spots in the foliage and a bit more shadow on the trunk can be added. Have you seen the work of Sachin Naik (www.sachinnaik.com). He does lovely work with foliage. Best wishes and happy painting :)
It's just lovely! Those greens have remained really fresh :0)
It looks finished to me, Kathryn. Beautifully done..I don't think you got carried away with the foliage.
Foliage as easy they may seem are actually very difficult to paint. You did a nice job. May be some darker complementary and some spattering here and there... What say??
Beautiful work - I love birch trees and I especially love paintings of birch trees!
I like trees and so you can't miss, for me, with a painting like this. Is it a Silver Birch? Wrong leaves for Ash.
While I may not also comment, I have been watching you experiment and stretch and while the process may not always be comfortable it is necessary for growth. I too, am trying to learn to enjoy the process. Your work has a peacefulness about it that I really enjoy.