Monday, August 15, 2011

Summer Graze

Summer Graze, 6 x 8 in.
The cottonwood trees in Idaho and Wyoming are, from my West Texas mesquite-trees-the-size-of-bushes perspective, majestic. (I grew up in several West Texas towns, so this is said with love and passion for that land, though the trees are notably not tall). The lovely thing about the river valley area around Jackson, WY and nearby Victor, ID, is that everywhere one turns, there are beautiful trees, many, many of them cottonwoods so tall they dwarf buildings and especially cattle.

This painting was really an attempt to study pushing the trees off the top of the panel, and to create a less dominant sky. It was such a pleasing little painting to make.

-julie davis


Carol Schiff Studio said...

I am lovin' your tree studies. I especially envy those gorgeous edges .

Denise Rose said...

Just beautiful Julie! You are right about the trees in that area. They really do dwarf trees in my area of the South too. Love the colors and it looks like your tree studies have paid off!

Virginia Floyd said...

I like this. My art instructor says that greens are the hardest color to make "sophisticated". Your are there!
I love that the cattle are just the suggestions of color and strokes. Very nice.

Barbara M. said...

Hi Julie,

What a treat this was to find today -- it reminded me of so many scenes on our long and glorious drive across Eastern Canada.