Saturday, October 4, 2014

Indian Paintbrush

Indian Paintbrush                   12" x 9"                    oil on panel
I painted more trees today, starting with a staining wash underneath in a kind of transparent coral color. My painting from yesterday was a wiper, as it just came off in a kind of soft mush that had nothing to say. In this one though, I tried to overcome that feeling with direct brushwork, more paint and contrast.
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2 comments:

hmuxo said...

Beautiful work, Mary! Wonderful colors in the trees...

Julie Ford Oliver said...

Your new approach worked great. I find it hard to keep a strong design element in paintings of multiple trees so this one captured not only my attention, but also admiration for the clever design as well as brush work.