Thursday, January 7, 2016

Painting 30 in 30 - Day 7/Trees

"Twisted"
5 1/2" x 10"
mixed media on Canson Colorline blue
pastel on gouache

I loved doing this one today. These are my dead trees in winter, minus many twiggy branches.  I loved how the light was filtering through them creating such great shadows.

I am very fond of this surface but will have to make a few minor changes when using it next time - like mount it on a board...as it warps a little when you seal it with clear gesso.  It's very papery, too, Tape on top is very hard to remove without tearing the surface.  I used gouache to paint the trees and pastel pencil on top.

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7 comments:

Sally Chupick said...

this is gorgeous Pattie! I like the variety in the light and the texture

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

This is absolutely beautiful, Pattie. We were at our cabin over New Year's and most of my photographs are of the tops of trees and the way the golden light was hitting the branches! After weeks of grey days, it was so wonderful to see the beautiful sun!!!

Pattie Wall said...

Thank you Sally and Claire. Yes, the sunsight on all things winter makes for a smile here too.

Marie Marfia said...

Love the warm and cool colors all playing nicely together.

Pattie Wall said...

Thank you Marie!

Priti said...

Love the composition and color in this one.

Pattie Wall said...

Thank Priti! Thanks for stopping by!!