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03-26-2005, 07:11 AM
I happen to have two old friends who stand as sentries over my home. Even though I travel around quite a bit and have fancied many a palm, these babbies still remain as some of my favorites.

first: studio painting 20 in x 16 in
second: plein air study 10 in x 8 in
third: reference photo

03-31-2005, 09:57 AM
Sean, these are lovely palm trees. Were both studies done at different times of the day?? I love the warmth of the second tree. But the first one really has communitated the coolness of shade like on the trunk and leaves of in the photograph.

Do you paint regular trees??

Actually, I can do palms satisfactorily but have a problem with regular old trees you see in the forest or yards. If you have suggestion for trees there is a thread started for April 1.


04-14-2005, 11:06 AM
I really like the plain sky background so the trees filled with all your wonderful painterly marks stand out. I sometimes forget how lovely a simple subject can be.

05-19-2005, 09:29 AM
These are beauties! Nice job.

I took a peek at your website and the rest of your work is lovely too!