I've been working with the landscape lessons being taught by Virgil Carter on www.wetcanvas.com (the learning channel) to loosen up my landscapes. On the way to run some errrands yesterday, I passed this scene and those light barked trees against the dark foliage and Queen Anne's Lace instantly captivated me. I didn't have my camera with me, so I used my smart phone .. I had passed this same view en route to work last week, but couldn't spare the time to snap a photo. I was so glad to do so yesterday!
Though the day was stormy and overcast, I wanted to create a loose landscape in summery colors. There is a pond behind these trees and I've given a hint of it on the right. This was one of my practice pieces, and I've repainted it twice in larger sizes and a few more colorful views ... I'll post those later this week.
I was able to cross off quite a number of 'musts' yesterday, so I should have a bit more time for painting today.
We've had afternoon showers -- really hard falling rain in short durations - but any water is appreciated!
Hope you have a terrific Saturday!
Saturday, July 09, 2011
Trees and Queen Anne's Lace