Fascinated by the base of a particularly old tree one evening a few weeks ago in Queen Square in Bristol I spent some time sketching it. Back home in Liverpool a few days later I decided to apply a more abstract approach to the sketch. And now I’ve started working this up into a painting.
Here it is on the easel and I’m working in mixture of acrylics and emulsion of all things. A long way to go but I thought it might be interesting to record its progress to completion. Watch this space and, as always, your comments are very welcome.
Just finished this painting I’ve been working on for a few weeks.
Calling it ‘Before The Blossom’ – it’s based on a sketch of the blossom tree a number of weeks back when the branches were bare, well before the blossom arrived. It’s painted in acrylics and emulsion (I had some paint sample pots lying around!).
Let me know what you think.
First, that apple tree that’s been bothering me .. painted as a pen and ink wash. Underneath, the same image after the Popsicolor treatment.
Just discovered that my new camera has a range of filters. Here’s the green filter applied to this shot of a wintry tree.