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Hillside Tree Study

March 30, 2010

Another go at a tonal approach.  This is 5×7, gouache on gessoed Crescent board.

This was painted over a yellow ochre underpainting, and has a bit more green in it.  The tree trunks were created by using a wet liner brush to lift the top layers of paint, leaving a suggestion of the ochre color, but going almost to white.  The intent was to suggest a late afternoon  glow on those trunks.

And a blown up detail:

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. John Healey permalink
    March 30, 2010 4:38 pm

    Hi Bill,

    I love your little tree study. It looks great! Thanks for showing the detail view, it helps to get an even better appreciation of your brushwork.

    John

  2. April 27, 2010 1:03 pm

    This one really has a very nice look to it Ralph…almost an old style due to the shape of the trees. Trunks drive me crazy…I never seem to have the brush I’m looking for to make them happen well evertime. Good work here!

    • April 28, 2010 11:00 am

      Thanks Ron! I think the learning curve on tree trunk brushes is going to be a long one for me as well.

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