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Old 08-07-2007, 05:15 PM
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I didn't see it at first, but now I do.
I used to love those games of finding the hidden image...

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Lueur,
I studied that painting for a long time and didn't spot the sleeping baby. My husband walked into the room and spotted it right away. He was standing a little distance from the monitor and that may have made the difference.
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This is my final posting to this thread. I'm fairly happy with this tree and I've gotten over my reluctance to paint foreground trees, so I'm declaring my experiment a success. Thanks for participating and I hope it's been useful. Jane
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Thanks, Jane for all your work on this thread. It has been very informative and your last piece is a winner.

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I agree. A very interesting exploration of this subject. Great thread! I'm left wondering how much the method is derived from the type of tree, the shape, the amount of foliage.
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Pat and Anne, thank you for your comments. With regard to your question, Anne, I think that in some instances a method immediately suggests itself. For example, a small flowering shrub seems to call for dots, or massing plus dots, depending on the density of the foliage. A sparse evergreen may suggest lines following form, while a full evergreen might be better using massing plus line at the periphery. In the case of deciduous trees in full leaf, massing with dots seems to be one choice, with diagonal lines being another. But the choice is not always clear and creativity in interpretation may call for using a method which is unexpected. I hope people will experiment with these methods for different trees to discover what works best for them. Jane
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Thanks, Jane. After checking out the oil pastels and the wonderful paintings you all achieve, I bought a set of 24 Sennelier's. Only tried a quickie flower pic, without knowing how to blend properly. Painted a sky and foreground and drew some red bee balm, but not worth sharing imo. Now, I can see the draw to buy more brands and colors, just like soft pastels and watercolors are addictive. I'm running out of space for all the papers and media I've accumulated.

I think it's the color that is the major hook. My grand daughter drew some lines on the back of my pic and I hung her's on the telephone line over her table. She touched it yesterday and said: nice painting, impressed by her own art at age 2. So am I. She has an economy of movement and color.

If I ever make something decent, I'll post it, now that I know better how to blend and the types of strokes most effective for a cohesive painting.

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Thanks, Paulafv, and I hope to see one of your paintings before too long. I love art supplies too. Jane
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hello
I have just cover this thread with happiness. I spent some time in the draw and I have not finished my collection. I'm going to have them in oil pastel I'm trying to conquer. I give you this link to a site on the beautiful trees on this page and include some great painters.
And here are the cypress Van Gogh I would make with OP
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Welcome to the OP forums, Sylvie..... I look forward to seeing your trees in oil pastel. When you are ready it would be nice if you could post the in the studio forum for more to see.

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Thank you Pat :-) I will do as well
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