Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Pine Trees

It is sunny today with the temperature reaching 69F (20.5C), making it great working weather.

Once I finished doing the barn chores and the house chores I decided I would take a little time and go out and paint plein air.

There are so many things I would like to paint on the property it is sometimes hard to make a choice. In this case I decided to paint some of the pine trees on the north fence line.

I put the sky in using a mixture of ultramarine blue and titanium white.

The background trees were put in with white, raw sienna and burnt sienna.

I added a little bit of ultramarine blue to the background mix and put in the next layer of pine trees and the under paint for the larger foreground trees.

Next I added more blue to the green mix and put in the trunk and the branches on the largest tree.

I darkened the green down with blue and burnt sienna and did the closest tree to the right of the large tree.

Lastly, I added a few spots of raw sienna and burnt sienna throughout the painting to create some interest.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and look at the artwork.