Thursday, May 16, 2013

Portrait of a Tree - Autumn SOLD

SOLD- Portrait of a Tree-Autumn, Acrylic on Paper, 6.5"x6.5"
This painting was a stretch on several levels.  I started with an idea - I wanted to capture the essence of a tree in autumn.  What says tree?  I decided I needed a trunk, some foliage, and an anchor to the earth. Next I needed to figure out how to design that to get that core identity without getting detailed.  Then I had to decide what I wanted for a look - I decided to go for a fractured technique with palette knife, and keep it as abstract as I could. The colors, I think, say, "Autumn."  I am pleased with the result.

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