Today I was back out in the meadow that we lease to try and capture the trees and the light of the morning. I walked around a bit, looking at all the wonderful elements of nature out there, and the colors. Trees are inspiring to me, and so difficult to get across the feeling I would like to get in them With my dogs, and all my stuff, I set out to try once again!This area seemed to show the largeness of the trees shooting up into the sky without to much other clutter to arrange. These also had sun hitting from the right sides, and shadows on the ground, so maybe , just maybe I could do something with this. Been told on W.C. website that they aren't as dark where they reach the sky as I have been making them, even when in silhouette. I have also been reading my John Carlson's landscape painting and admit I don't always understand what I think I understand. Best way to handle this to get out there and paint!This were I set myself, still thinking to keep it simple, ( KISS)---Means.....keep it simple, stupid!---I began, after doing a notan in my sketchbook, then a simple pastel underpainting washed with alcohol. Both dogs kept watch, feeling very bored I am sure. When dry, taking only moments, I began with the local color---9 x 12 white wallis---next time canson!
Hope you can see this! Anyhow, not the best---but still trying!