"Tricolor Beech" - oil, 8x6"
I have been a little lax in getting posts up, certainly I haven't been doing it daily. I will work on that! I did three small studies yesterday, all here at home, all in oil. The one above is of a Tricolor Breech that was given to me for Mother's Day. I love the color of the leaves, which are pink with a dark purple center. The light was hitting it so that some were very dark, others were bright pink.
I was reading on a blog by Carol Marine, one of the amazing artists I follow, her idea of "counting", or at least "keeping track" of the number of brushstrokes you use. It makes you slow down and think about what you are doing. I have heard the same thing for a number of years at different workshops, and I have been working towards that. Making paintings is an on-going journey of learning!