Sunday, March 28, 2010

Tree Clusters and Contrasts

One more entry on trees. In this scene, I was most interested in the clusters of trees, in particular the angular branches of the trees on the island. There, texture also becomes important, whereas the background trees become one continuous shape with no interior textures.

The other consideration was contrasting the color in the sky with the tree colors. By choosing a pinkish tint in the sky, I set up the complementary colors of red and green.

When setting out to paint trees, rather than thinking, "I am going to paint trees", I think, "I am going to paint interesting shapes with contrasting colors, values, and textures."

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