Sunday, August 18, 2013

Tree of Love

6"x6" oil

I saw this tree while Maria and I were fishing Saturday morning. I can't tell you how many times I passed this tree and never noticed or wondered anything before but Sat. morning seeing the light reflecting off the grass and hitting the trunk made me take notice and suddenly I was aware of the multitude of initials carved into the trunk over the years.
I painted this from photos I shot, I was careful to get the right exposure for the shadowed area showing the reflected light and the carved initials.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Still Life oil painting

Scallions and Knife 6x8 oil

 I had an itch to do a still life this afternoon/ evening so the scallions I bought yesterday helped to complete the story.