Labels: ACEO, original art, pastel painting, southwest landscape, tree, sunset
|Tree #1 - Yellow Sky & Red Wildflowers|
But yet, I still want to paint something.
So, I find myself coming back again to these little mini-paintings. Not much to dedicate in the way of time or materials, which seems about right for me, at least today.
|Tree #2 - Stormy Skies|
And, along the highway is some farm or ranch land upon which resides a lone ponderosa pine in an open field. I really dig this tree, and have photographed it on different occasions.
So, I decided to paint it and vary the background in each version. This would actually be a great subject for a "Multiple Variations" challenge, similar to what jump-started me back to pastel painting 1 1/2 years ago with this series.
Tree #1 has maybe a bit of Tonalism to it? All warm colors.
Tree #2 is similar to this one, based on a summer monsoon storm.
Tree #3 sports one of those intense sunsets with high-chroma colors, of which we have plenty of here.
Tree #4 was what tonight's sky looked like, sunset-wise. Semi-plein air, I guess.
I decided to add the black border around them using GIMP. Looks neat, I think.
And, on an unrelated note, Blogger's formatting continues to confound me. The text in Preview mode looks nothing like the actual blog post - large gaps between photos that I can't seem to fix. So, sorry about that.