Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Stand of Pines 001
I have returned to some imagery I haven't painted in some time. I started painting pines when I first started painting seriously in 2005. I have always been drawn to stands of pine trees. I love the negative spaces and the way the trees break up the sky. I am also drawn to the height and vertical nature of them. This piece is the first in a new series of paintings of pine trees, this piece was done on handmade canvas board with a palette knife and is 16"x20". I do these in one sitting, attacking the canvas and moving the paint around with the knife and moving the canvas around, working upside down and sideways. Believe it or not, there is also some red mixed in with the greens to tone them down.
Click on the image to see the knife work, this is why I have abandoned the brush...
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