Friday, September 14, 2012

PPF PAINTING FOR "TREES" OF A TREE...

Here is the beginning of the tree painting for the restaurant "Trees"!
I used quinacridone gold for a warm bright undercoat.
Twinkling H2O for some sparkle in the tree trunk.
Transparent iron orange oxide and quinacridone rust are the main colors of the tree trunk.
A warm and bright combination of green.  Olive and sap.
DONE! I really like using the M. Gramm watercolors.  I'm loyal to that brand.  Which brand of paint do you use?
Forgot to take the picture before I framed the painting.  I was in a hurry to get it done and make my appointment to hang the work in the restaurant. 

This is a more traditional painting for me.  These are the trees I LOVE to do.  They are intense and take a lot out of me.  Not as fun as the bears :)  BUT probably more full filling or is it for filling? 

19 comments:

Pointy Pix said...

This is so beautiful - your work is so crisp and clean, never a smudge or a line out of place!

Diana Evans said...

oh I am in love with trees and your latest painting is gorgeous!!!! what a beautiful piece!!!

Netty said...

Loving your beautiful paintings and this one is gorgeous. Happy PPF, Annette x

Mary C. Nasser said...

Love the intricacy and intertwining of the trunk and branches!
Exquisite!
Bet the restaurant loved it! :)
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Christine said...

beautiful tree, I love trees!

Tracey Fletcher King said...

that is beyond gorgeous even if it does take a bit out of you.... it is simply wonderful and I hope lots of commissions come your way after people see it in the restaurant...xx

La Abela said...

Good job and much cretividad. Saludos

Sharon Evans said...

Beautiful tree, and lovely and soft.

kristin maynes said...

Fabulous! Your tree looks like it has jewelry hanging from it...so pretty! Happy PPF!

Anne Manda said...

Beautiful, interesting and creative! Very finely rendered, too! HPPF!

Faye said...

Very beautiful tree painting. I am sure it really enhances the atmosphere of the restaurant that it resides in.

Giggles said...

Such beautiful work! I love sparkling h20s but mine are missing.... still on the hunt! Your painting is a treasure and shall be revered!!

Good job and thanks for sharing your process....I love it!

Hugs Giggles

Lynn Cohen said...

I like the close ups of the bright reds and rusts. I hope they are still in the final photo but I can't tell. ;-)

Happy PPF on Saturday.

Victoria Stitch said...

love the glitter in this! nice blog too!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wonderful and magical trees ~ (A Creative Harbor)

denthe said...

Lovely work! I like the glitter in it too!

Sue said...

I love the unusual way you have depicted such a lovely tree.
xx

Tammie Lee said...

i am so glad you shared some close ups of this piece. they show the lovely detail of your art, just beautiful.

as for paint, i am not sure what my favorite is yet. i am craving some lessons in WC technique though. I do love Derwent Inktense pencils.

JKW said...

Thank you for the close up, I would not have known exactly what it looks like. It is unique and wonderful. Blessings, Janet PPF