Sunday, May 27, 2012

Studio Work - White Tree and Roses

White Flowering Tree and Pink Roses, 8 x 10, oil
Today I worked in the studio from the photos taken at the Park of Roses on Friday. I wanted to re-paint the scene from that day. I feel good about parts of this painting, but I am afraid that the white flowering tree is confusing. It looks like a pine tree with snow. Oh well - I continue to learn. I liked how the roses turned out, so I started another 5 x 7 with the idea of simplifying the view to just the hot pink roses in front of the dark tree. I need to let it dry a bit before I finish that one.

Central Ohio Plein Air will be at Park of Roses again on June 9th for a day-long event "Stop and Smell the Roses" (see link here ) and we will have a little competition going between us painters, and I am trying to figure out how to paint roses before then! Everyone is welcome to come to the park that day for lots of activities. Please see the link for more information.

I used some of the leftover paint on a small piece of the Arches Oil paper and created the little painting below. I was attempting to be more 'painterly' and looser.

1 comment:

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

I like the composition on this one. The pink flowers along one side and most of the light centered in the tree area. Really striking Nancy.