Posts Tagged: Trees

A Little Bit Creepy

The challenge of depicting trees in my landscape art has become even more interesting now as I move away from realism toward a more impressionistic style of art.

A Little Bit Creepy

The challenge of depicting trees in my landscape art has become even more interesting now as I move away from realism toward a more impressionistic style of art.

Barking Up the Wrong Tree

Nope, I’m not drawing dogs — although our stuffed puppies do make excellent subjects. From time to time I will sketch one of them during my daily drawing practices, but this post isn’t about puppies. It’s another post about trees,

Barking Up the Wrong Tree

Nope, I’m not drawing dogs — although our stuffed puppies do make excellent subjects. From time to time I will sketch one of them during my daily drawing practices, but this post isn’t about puppies. It’s another post about trees,

Become One with the Tree

Recently I’ve been looking again at works by my favorite landscape artists — Thomas Cole, Asher Durand, Frederic Church and others of the Hudson River School. I love looking at the beautiful images they created. Each time I look at

Become One with the Tree

Recently I’ve been looking again at works by my favorite landscape artists — Thomas Cole, Asher Durand, Frederic Church and others of the Hudson River School. I love looking at the beautiful images they created. Each time I look at

Some Things are Better Left Undone

I know I’m not the only one who tends to “overwork” paintings. Whether it’s in watercolor or oil, I’m constantly tweaking things when I should put down the brush and leave well enough alone. I’ve ruined countless paintings that way.

Some Things are Better Left Undone

I know I’m not the only one who tends to “overwork” paintings. Whether it’s in watercolor or oil, I’m constantly tweaking things when I should put down the brush and leave well enough alone. I’ve ruined countless paintings that way.

Just Doodlin’

I’ve always enjoyed doodling. I think most of us have fun just picking up a pencil or pen and doodling on a notepad. In the past, though, my doodles were really nothing more than scribbles. I drew childish looking flowers

Just Doodlin’

I’ve always enjoyed doodling. I think most of us have fun just picking up a pencil or pen and doodling on a notepad. In the past, though, my doodles were really nothing more than scribbles. I drew childish looking flowers

A Scene from Childhood

I’m finding that I have an “old-fashioned” spirit when it comes to painting, and that’s how this painting feels to me.

A Scene from Childhood

I’m finding that I have an “old-fashioned” spirit when it comes to painting, and that’s how this painting feels to me.

Will I Ever Learn?

Will I ever learn to create the landscapes I want? Will I ever be able to paint trees that make me smile? Or will it always be a struggle for me?

Will I Ever Learn?

Will I ever learn to create the landscapes I want? Will I ever be able to paint trees that make me smile? Or will it always be a struggle for me?

Next on the Agenda

Recently, I’ve started practicing trees, and while I can do them fairly well in practice, I don’t seem able to get them the way I want when I try to include them in a landscape.

Next on the Agenda

Recently, I’ve started practicing trees, and while I can do them fairly well in practice, I don’t seem able to get them the way I want when I try to include them in a landscape.

Slowly but Surely

With each painting I do, I realize how far I’ve come in a very short time, and yet I also realize how very far I have to go.

Slowly but Surely

With each painting I do, I realize how far I’ve come in a very short time, and yet I also realize how very far I have to go.

Something Different

I did do a watercolor for today, but I wasn’t happy with it. The colors looked horrible together, and I joked about calling today’s post “Something Awful” or even “Something Ugly”. But then as I got ready for my husband’s

Something Different

I did do a watercolor for today, but I wasn’t happy with it. The colors looked horrible together, and I joked about calling today’s post “Something Awful” or even “Something Ugly”. But then as I got ready for my husband’s