Tag Archives: trees

Apricot Blossoms

5 Jul

Apricot_Blossoms

Spring’s blossoming fruit trees are lovely and exciting with promise, but the masses of nearly white blossoms can be a challenge to paint.  Yupo paper allows almost complete removal of paint as well as the addition of fine lines which edge light washes. The undertones in the blossoms were achieved with a blue underpainting. Much of the painting of the flowers was done by removing paint, then floating in a light orange color to give some crisp detail to the soft blossoms.

Fish Hatchery Forest

22 Apr

Fish_Hatchery_Forest

The woods at the edge of the fish hatchery lake sparkled with light that filtered through the leaves and reflected off the lake.   This was started plein air last summer and just finished for the May, 2017,  Miniature and Small Image Show at the Art by the Sea Gallery in Bandon, Oregon.

Lighthouse Trees 2

3 Jun

Lighthouse_Trees_2

This is the second plein air piece done of trees near the Coquille River lighthouse at Bullard’s Beach. These old wind blown trees sit on top of a sandy hill near remnants of the old lighthouse keeper’s house. The first painting was done mid day. This was done late afternoon catching more golden light and deeper shadows.

Blacklock Path

17 Jan

Blacklock_Path

 

The boggy areas in the path to Blacklock Point caught the reflections of the morning light and coastal mist as they filtered through the forest.  Blacklock Point had impressive ocean views when we finally reached it, but my best photo reference pictures were taken along the path recording the dramatically contrasting colors, values and textures.