May 7, 2010

Redwood Tree

I took this photo while in California this January.  I decided it would make an interesting painting.  I started on it today.  I need to work on the perspective a bit more.  The canvas is 24" x 48". 


I changed the tree quite a bit today.  I wanted a looser, Impressionist feel to it, and I added blue and purple tones to give a more shadowed look.  I also adjusted the width of the tree in places.  I may add just a few more changes, but I like it much better now.
 
I worked on the painting some more today.  Added some highlights to the trunk to make it pop a bit.
  
Here is a closeup.