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11-02-2013, 09:05 AM
Lets try some trees this month. You can draw, paint, collage whatever you wish. Even though it's getting cold, you can take your sketch book out and draw some bark. (I know some of us are warm. All the better) You can also do a tree from your imagination.
I looked for suitable tree talk or a youtube of Japanese or Chinese tree art, but couldn't come up with anything I liked. Please add to this post if you have suggestions.
Anyway here are some examples:
11-02-2013, 09:13 AM
and my two favorites?
I love the Nash painting because of all the different greens...just beautiful.
Please post your tree work here or you can play around with some trees in your art journal.
11-02-2013, 11:37 AM
And here are some more for inspiration, from my collection.
(The above are quiver trees, a type of tree-sized aloe, not imaginary trees! :-)
Jacobus Hendrik Pierneef:
11-02-2013, 11:42 AM
And jacaranda trees in bloom, by my late uncle, Wessel Marais:
This is what Pretoria's streets look like in October and November! :-)
11-02-2013, 12:21 PM
Wow! Great trees Brian, thanks.
Like the Pretoria Street too. Gives us a glimpse at where you live.
11-02-2013, 12:25 PM
Such wonderful tree paintings. I am inspired.
11-04-2013, 03:04 PM
Wow!!! all these are great……..I'm excited….thanks Janet and Brian!!!
11-04-2013, 06:33 PM
These are great refs here, thanks for sharing guys. I love doing trees, so much variety and fun to play with.
11-05-2013, 10:47 PM
Thank you, Janet, Brian, for all these lovely tree references. They are gorgeous. And Brian, your grandfather's piece is so rich and luxuriant of the purple hue. I remember those photos you posted of those tress.:thumbsup:
Here are my efforts today.
Canson watercolor 6x10 inch
Daniel Smith and Grumbacher watercolor
Daniel Smith watercolor and Grumbacher sepia, bamboo pen and Chinese brush
Classic Cachet beige 5x7 inch 140 lb sketchbook spiral
Yasumoto watecolor and Daniel Smith watercolor, Chinese brush and bamboo pen
Stillman & Birn Alpha 8.5 x 5.5 inch hardbound 100 lb sketchbook
This one is on a Bee Company Stipple paper. I used watercolor and it didn't break down too much.
Caran D'aChe Neocolor 2 crayons, Mungyo oil pastel, Daniel Smith watercolor, Yasumoto watercolor, Portfolio watersoluable oil pastels
Grumbacher sepia watercolor
Academie Heavyweight 80 lb 8.5 x 11 inch sketchbook
11-07-2013, 12:12 AM
Sandra, you are off to a flying start with trees! Great use of watercolours. Lovely work.
11-07-2013, 12:34 AM
Here are a couple of videos on tree painting. I came across them as I was surfing due to sleepless night with coughing dog. Now -of course- I am up and the dog is fast asleep!!! Well at least he is having a rest from coughing. I think he took some of his medicine (disguised as a drink of milk)
11-07-2013, 06:23 AM
Sandra love those tree paintings, esp the first two. The last is impressive as well. You remain so productive, that is amazing.
11-08-2013, 01:52 AM
What a wonderful collection of trees. Thank you, Janet. It's quite amazing when you put all these artists' work side by side with one theme in common, just to see how the one subject is represented in so many different ways and so many different painting techniques. This may sound obvious but it just struck me.
11-08-2013, 06:51 AM
beautiful selections!!!! Sandra I love those red trees,,,,gorgeous....tyree
11-08-2013, 11:07 AM
Here's a tree I did this morning. Acrylics, 9 by 12 ins., paper. From a small doodle in my sketchbook A tree in my local park.
The painting is a bit rough , a sketch really, but I didn't want to spend much time on it in case I hated painting trees. Luckily, I discovered I enjoy painting trees and landscape. So that was nice to learn. I may do more landscape in the future.
11-09-2013, 09:00 AM
Sandra like all your trees, but I'm with Tyree..the red trees take the prize. They are just wonderful.
June, you should do more landscapes. This one has your special touch with the birds. There are a lot of paintings of trees with fences. The fence seems to ground the painting or make the composition. What do you think?
I wish I could do a rubbing of tree bark. Maybe I'll give it a try. :cool:
11-11-2013, 09:17 PM
June, what a colorful piece. I think you are off to a fine start too.
Thanks for comments everyone.
I don't usually like trees at all but here are a few more.
Pencil in Utrecht Oatmeal sketchbook
Caran D'Ache Luminance colored pencils
11-22-2013, 12:01 PM
Sandra...for someone who doesn't like trees...you draw them very well. Do you like them any better after painting and drawing them?
Here is a collage inspired by Klimt. Torn up old paintings and acrylic.
11-27-2013, 08:04 PM
Janet, a nice easy collage.
I do try hard to make trees. Still don't like them a lot.
12-03-2013, 10:17 PM
nice one June. That fence in back is very interesting too.
12-03-2013, 10:19 PM
Janet - wow - the collaged trees are amazing!!!! great job
Sandra - you really are doing great, lately I like you pencil sketches a lot.
12-03-2013, 10:20 PM
I still hope to get something done to post here.
12-15-2013, 12:10 PM
used one of these examples for study.
I rather liked the example color scheme better than what I achieved.
this is egg temperahttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Dec-2013/88676-tree1.gif http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Dec-2013/88676-tree2.gif http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Dec-2013/88676-deerdogs.gif
01-06-2014, 08:55 PM
Really like the color scheme of the last one and I like the composition of the middle one, Robin.
This one is based on a photo at SW January challenge.
01-10-2014, 08:01 AM
Good stuff Robin. Like those black trees...the first one looks like a print.
Sandra, that last tree is so nice and simple. Love it. :cool:
01-17-2014, 07:44 AM
Not a tree exactly, but part of one. Sketched this leaf during a bit of quiet time at work today:
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