Friday, May 10, 2013

STUDIO UPDATE: Practicing Trees

Thanks for the lovely welcome back last week!  Many of you said that I had been very productive with all the paintings I showed, I just wanted to clear something up, not all the paintings shown in the post were done over the last six months, many were past works that had been displayed over that time. Painting trees and the garden scene is what I have been focusing on recently. Below are the some studies I've done practicing the tree/bush for the top left of my big garden painting. I'm trying to get the colour, shape and lighting correct before I paint it on the large piece.  More studies will need to be done (hopefully only one or two) I'm getting pretty close to being happy. With each practice improvements have been made, it's well worth taking the extra time to get it right on oil sketch paper first.

Studies for the Garden Painting. 

My palette mix up with 5 tones (the basic colours for my tree)

Garden Painting

Happy Paint Party Friday all!

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15 comments:

  1. I think your work on the oil sketch paper looks quite beautiful in its own right... and your garden painting is going to be quite stunning once you start applying all you have learnt... I can't wait to see it emerge...xx

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  2. great studies, the different shades and tones make the leaves look so real. I love your garden painting with the barrel water feature. Happy PPF

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  3. I think your painting are stunning wip... and I love the beautiful shades of green.. Gorgeous work!

    Hugs Giggles

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  4. Your tree and other work is stunning. I always find trees so hard to paint well! Valerie

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  5. Wow, awesome tree! :-)

    Happy PPF
    Ilona

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  6. loving your wonderful trees and leaves, fab colourings. Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. Your garden painting is looking wonderful so far and I really admire you for spending so much time on perfecting your tree shades and tones before putting them on the painting itself - I tend to just keep working and re-working until I'm happy with it but then I guess acrylic is a bit easier to do that with than slow drying oil!

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  8. wow, I must admire your patience doing all these studies ....

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  9. Love all the lovely green! HPPF!

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  10. those tree look fantastic! lovely lights and shadows.

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  11. Lovely work! I especially like your contrast between the lights and dark. That green really pops!

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  12. Beautiful paintings - love the color mix and I love gardens and greens of all shades and tints. HPPF

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  13. Hi Tracey,

    I really am admiring your garden scene and the way you proceed in a painting, a very methodical painter!
    It's a trait that truly helps in executing perfection in a work , in this case your painting. My daughter is a lot like that as well and in the end she create masterpieces.I have a obsession with trees and I'm always captured by their beauty in their many forms, even in their decay.You certainly are passionate of them as well and willing to honour their perfect beauty in your detailed rendering of them. Without doubt It will be a gorgeous work!

    Thanks for sharing.
    Annabelle O,O

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  14. I love seeing work as it progresses along, and LOVE the glimpse of your palette!

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