View Full Version : Acadia Autumn

11-05-2006, 01:48 PM
I found a pic of some leaves and trees taken in Acadia National Park in Maine, didn't want to do an exact copy, but something a bit more painterly. I started with several layers of hooker's green, the last few with some mars black added. Next I added the trees and branches with a medium grey, then the leaves in gesso. The tree bark was next, three shades of payne's grey, followed by a few layers of ivory black to create the shadow. Finally, I coloured the leaves with 3 washes, a cadmium red, then a vermillion red and finally orange.
This is 16x20 on 5/8" wrapped canvas. As always, all comments welcome

11-05-2006, 02:04 PM
Simple and understated. Lovely. It is simply lovely!!

11-05-2006, 02:34 PM
Really nice piece of work, beautiful simplicity
Best wishes, Ken..

11-05-2006, 03:19 PM
There does seem an oriental influence here.......


Lady Carol
11-05-2006, 04:44 PM
Lovely, simple, and effectively understated.

11-05-2006, 05:24 PM
I like the simplicity and contrast. It's amazing how much work can go into making something LOOK simplistic

11-06-2006, 12:47 AM
I like this painting a lot. I keep expecting to see a pair of eyes staring at me out of that dark forest!

11-06-2006, 01:08 AM
Nice work. Thanks for posting the detailed description of how you did it. Veeery interesting.

11-06-2006, 02:06 AM
Pretty! I also noticed the Asian art influence. It's very calming.. makes me want to bust out my Taiko drums cd. :)

Roger Evans
11-06-2006, 09:20 AM
Ahhh! I am always envious when someone can make something so simple and effective. I usually end up making it far too complicated. Nice economy of line.

Charlie's Mum
11-06-2006, 06:29 PM
I like this!
Like the subject, like the treatment ..... nice to look at! ;)

11-06-2006, 07:07 PM
Thank you, Everyone :)