Enjoying your subject, I think, is half the battle to painting.
I really enjoyed mapping out the color in this study. and also playing with the light.
That light tree in the center was bugging me. It looked liked it couldn't make up its mind which side of the path it should be on.
So I moved it to the background.
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Northwoods Tree Study
oil on canvas
Much much better.
Have you ever read the book of Emile Grupe? Grupe on paintings, bet you did, but his insight on trees is just remarkable.
Love it Peter.
Hope all is well.
thanks Rene- No I have not read it but Gruppe is one of my favorites. i'll have to look for it now that you mentioned it.
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