Sunday, July 1, 2012


When painting trees, it's important to remember that trunks and limbs are cylindrical.  That means you leave a highlight on them just as you would on a vase. 

Also, some branches are lighter in value than others in shade.  If you paint all branches the same value and the same color, the result will be unsatisfactory.  Study which branches are light and which are nearly black silhouettes.  Also decide which branches are warm and which are cool.  Variety and contrast make for interest. 

Here are two of my favorite trees out on Ocean Point.

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