Sunday, November 29, 2009

"Live Oak" - NFS

"Live Oak"
6"X6" oil on canvas panel

I was fascinated with the shape of the live oak tree from yesterday's sketch, the way the branches droop to the ground, and in this case, meet the grass. I wanted to get some color other than green into the tree, as well as some of the wonderful sky holes in the photo. I soon discovered that there has to be some shape to the tree before the sky holes have any meaning (I won't show the first pass!). I like the way this turned out.