7 x 5 inches.
There is a beautiful tree at the NC Arboretum and it is the subject of today's painting. I paint a lot of trees but always struggle so I thought it would be good practice. It's harder than it looks. I try to start by looking at patterns of light and dark and paint the shapes and hope that it starts to take on some volume. It doesn't always work, but, as Bob Ross used to say, "Everyday is a good day when you paint!." For me that is so true.
7 x 5 inches.
Pulled out a picture of one of the many canoes you'll find tucked away in the woods around Lake Lynn. I see them all the time, but rarely on the lake. I must go walking at the wrong time. 5 x 7 in.
I started with a picture taken one night after dinner in Shirlington, Virginia, and imagined the area deserted in the middle of the night. Maybe next time I'll try putting in a person or two. 5 x 7 inches
I came across this picture in my reference photos, but can't remember whether someone sent it to me, I bought it in a group of photos or I took it, but I liked the late day look of it with just a sliver of sky and light coming in through the clouds. 5 x 7 inches
I was having a picnic lunch with someone last Spring and spotted these daffodils growing on the hillside. Always on the lookout for interesting compositions, I had to snap a quick picture and decided to use it for today's reference. 5 x 7 inches
Back to Sedona today for this rendering of Devil's Bridge. I'm not too good with heights, so the photo my daughter sent me to paint from may be as close as I ever get to it, but you never know...
5 x 7 inches
I'm an fine art artist in Raleigh, North Carolina. I need a paintbrush in my hand to feel complete and I invite you to follow me on my art journey. Everyday brings new ideas and projects... there simply is not enough time... On December 1, 2012, I joined the community of artists who paint a painting each and every day. I haven't been able to keep up with the daily painting, but I'm trying hard to keep my paintbrushes busy.