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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Painting a Tree

'Tree in the Meadow' 8x10 pastel
Last night at class Marsha had us paint trees. I hestitate to paint trees in class because she is the Queen of trees. Her trees are just gorgeous. It is sillyof me to avoid trees because she could help me with them! It was good practice and for homework we have to paint a different tree. I think I know just the one I have been wanting to paint and I may make it large. We'll see!

4 comments:

Donna T said...

I think you did a great job on this tree, Karen! I always put lots of purples in the shaded parts and end up covering them up with more 'real' looking dark greens. Duh! I like seeing the other-than-green colors in your painting.

Helen Harris said...

Fear NOT! You've nicely conveyed the cooling shadows as well as the warming light.

Karen said...

Thanks Donna. I love using purple in trees too!

Karen said...

Thank you Helen. I'm glad it works. I need to keep practicing!