Sunday, April 19, 2009

Spring Canopy

Spring Canopy, 12 x 12

Spring in Austin is my favorite. The weather is amazing and it completely makes you want to be outside. The greens are amazing as well, and developing a broad enough range of them to mimic reality is difficult. These trees had just recently leafed out and were creating a really appealing covered path at Spicewood Farms the other day.

-julie davis


Barbara M. said...

Hi Julie,

I like the strength behind this soft green spring scene. Lovely.

Take care,


Trish Siegel said...

I love the vibrancy of this piece. You really nailed those bright, spring colors.

Peter Lee said...

You really captured feeling of the spring here.
My honest feedback: I would like to see little more variations of green shades. How about making forefront trees a little darker - especially the bottom areas? The path looks really good. I like the shadows on the path too.

LSaeta said...

Wow! This one is really great. Amazing colors!

John Weisinger said...

I liked this painting when I saw it in the kitchen. I love trees that grow over roads and streets. I like the reds in the foreground and the way my eyes is drawn to and down the road.


julie davis said...


I totally agree with you. As soon as I finished painting and got out of "the zone," I felt the same way--glad to know I was spot on. Thanks for the constructive comments.

Laurel Daniel said...

I love the feeling of this canopy of trees - it just pulls you right in!