Thursday, July 28, 2011

Tree Study 6

Tree Study 6, 6 x 8 in.

Another in the tree study series.... Scott Christensen consistently reiterated variety of line in a composition. No matter the line--horizon line, a stand of trees, the top of a mountain, the edge of a creek, even variety of line in the grasses or shadows of the ground plane. This plays into the active/passive side of individual trees as well.

-julie davis


Denise Rose said...

I am loving all of your posts on trees and learning a lot! It is something I struggle with in my landscapes (groups of trees or individual ones) and I appreciate your posts!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Julie this is just lovely, I'm loving the series! Trees can teach us things about life AND painting, I'm thinking. Good work!

Kathy Cousart said...

I am loving this series too! I totally agree with variety in everything. Makes for a much more dynamic composition- unequal distribution is what I call it. This tree is lovely. Painted my first group of trees in class yesterday- they are fun! Love your form and shadows.

Stephen Parker said...