Saturday, August 29, 2015

Painting Trees

                                   "Knickercane Island"

A landscape painter should be fairly well versed in how to paint trees.

Learn how to overlap simple washes to create a feeling of depth in background foliage masses.

Silhouette nearer trees.

Highlight foreground trees with color, size and texture.

Study other landscape painters you admire to see how they render trees.

My annual Maine workshop is over.  We had a great day yesterday at Knickercane Island painting....what else?   Trees!

1 comment:

  1. Lots of good compositional points made while you painted this beautiful painting. Enjoyed the workshop very much. You make it look so easy! - Bob