These are the trees I started for my Winter Tear painting.
I made another tree scene that is posted in Studio Tips Under the 'Old Wobbley got fixed' thread.
I haven't decided which one will be the underpainting for the tear. I used my #6 escoda brush and rolled the groene omber on from the tip of the large rounded bristle hair. Before I dabbed the paint on the brush, I dipped it in a little Copal. I hope it dries a little faster than the others did.
I used my bent up Holbein painting knife to make the trunks. It's a long Diamond. I had dropped that knife the first day I had it, and of course it landed right on it's tip. I think it's better that way now...adds a little character.
The Summer tear is posted in the abstract forum, it has nothing for the under painting. The Fall Tear has a few leaves that smeared a little when I applied the Blues. I had attempted a golden fish in the Spring Tear, it was smeared out, leaving only some golden hints.
Last edited by Cochisa : 11-21-2004 at 08:55 PM.