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trafford
11-02-2013, 09:05 AM
TREES

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Nov-2013/42757-da_vinci_trees.jpg

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:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Nov-2013/42757-gauguin_trees.jpg
Gauguin

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Nov-2013/42757-klimt_trees.jpg
Klimt

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Nov-2013/42757-van_gogh_trees.jpg
Van Gogh

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Nov-2013/42757-monet_trees.jpg
Monet

trafford
11-02-2013, 09:13 AM
More trees:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Nov-2013/42757-rackham_trees.jpg
Rackham

and my two favorites?

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Nov-2013/42757-hockney_tree.jpg
Hockney

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Nov-2013/42757-nash_trees.jpg
Nash

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.

:heart:

brianvds
11-02-2013, 11:37 AM
And here are some more for inspiration, from my collection.

Barbara Tyrrell:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Nov-2013/142294-Barbara_Tyrrell_Ngwane_settlement_in_Drakensberg.JPG

Einar Jolin:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Nov-2013/142294-Einar_Jolin_1890-1976__Deer_among__the_trees.jpg

Francois Krige:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Nov-2013/142294-Francois_Krige_blossoming_plum_tree_1989_oil_canvas_83cm.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Nov-2013/142294-Francois_Krige_landscape_south_west_africa_1950s_oil_canvas_75cm_small.JPG

(The above are quiver trees, a type of tree-sized aloe, not imaginary trees! :-)

Gregoire Boonzaaier:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Nov-2013/142294-Gregoire_Boonzaaier_1909-2005_Bare_oaks,_Newlands,_late_autumn_-_1968_51cm.jpg

Jacobus Hendrik Pierneef:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Nov-2013/142294-JH_Pierneef_Noordkaaprivier_Barberton_1949.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Nov-2013/142294-JH_Pierneef_hardekoolbome.jpg

Paul Ranson:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Nov-2013/142294-Paul_Ranson_The_clearing.jpg

brianvds
11-02-2013, 11:42 AM
And jacaranda trees in bloom, by my late uncle, Wessel Marais:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Nov-2013/142294-Wessel_Marais_jacarandas_in_bloom.jpg

This is what Pretoria's streets look like in October and November! :-)

trafford
11-02-2013, 12:21 PM
Wow! Great trees Brian, thanks.

Like the Pretoria Street too. Gives us a glimpse at where you live.

artbyjune
11-02-2013, 12:25 PM
Such wonderful tree paintings. I am inspired.

azulparsnip
11-04-2013, 03:04 PM
Wow!!! all these are great……..I'm excited….thanks Janet and Brian!!!

jacquip
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.

gakinme
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

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Nov-2013/86669-trees01.jpg
Daniel Smith watercolor and Grumbacher sepia, bamboo pen and Chinese brush
Classic Cachet beige 5x7 inch 140 lb sketchbook spiral

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Nov-2013/86669-trees02.jpg

Yasumoto watecolor and Daniel Smith watercolor, Chinese brush and bamboo pen
Stillman & Birn Alpha 8.5 x 5.5 inch hardbound 100 lb sketchbook

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Nov-2013/86669-trees03.jpg


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
9x12 inch
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Nov-2013/86669-trees04.jpg
Grumbacher sepia watercolor
Academie Heavyweight 80 lb 8.5 x 11 inch sketchbook

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Nov-2013/86669-trees05.jpg

artbyjune
11-07-2013, 12:12 AM
Sandra, you are off to a flying start with trees! Great use of watercolours. Lovely work.

artbyjune
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)



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVOqjsa5IXY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7j9bIPnenyo

:wave:

jacquip
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.

fatbrush
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.

tyree
11-08-2013, 06:51 AM
beautiful selections!!!! Sandra I love those red trees,,,,gorgeous....tyree

artbyjune
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.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Nov-2013/106623-cherryblossom1a6k.jpg


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.

:D

trafford
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:

gakinme
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

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Nov-2013/86669-trees06.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Nov-2013/86669-trees09.jpg
pen
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Nov-2013/86669-trees08.jpg

Caran D'Ache Luminance colored pencils
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Nov-2013/86669-trees07.jpg

trafford
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.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Nov-2013/42757-klimt_collage_2.jpg

gakinme
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.


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Nov-2013/86669-doodle113.jpg

azulparsnip
12-03-2013, 10:17 PM
nice one June. That fence in back is very interesting too.

azulparsnip
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.

azulparsnip
12-03-2013, 10:20 PM
I still hope to get something done to post here.

azulparsnip
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

gakinme
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.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Jan-2014/86669-pen_tree_01.jpg

trafford
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:

brianvds
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:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Jan-2014/142294-2014_carob_leaf.JPG