Wednesday, December 29, 2010

ACEO - Winter Trees 1-2

Winter is the ideal time to study trees, there is nothing to hide the trunk and branches. You can examine the similarities and the differences in the structure of the various types of deciduous trees.

Notice how the maple tree silhouettes seem almost oval in shape as the lower branches grow outwards then upwards and as they get closer to the top of the tree seem closer together.

Winter Trees 1

The birch trees have a longer length of trunk before the branches form and grow upwards staying closer to the trunk being are more vertical than spreading wide horizontally.

If you would like more information about ACEO please go to my post on 11 March 2010.

The ACEO shown here are all original watercolour paintings using Artist quality Winsor & Newton paint on either 140lb. or 300lb. Arches 100% rag, acid free watercolour paper. They are priced at $20.00 each and sold unframed.

Winter Trees 2