This week I attended another Painting with a Twist class and Greg joined me to paint a beautiful fall tree. I interpreted my tree as a fall tree losing it leaves because that is what we are currently experiencing in our area! I have a bit of fine-tuning I would like to do with my painting to add more colors to the tree limbs. They are a bit too prominent for me. I was really impressed at how great Greg’s painting came out! And stay tuned because this weekend I will start posting some new recipes!
We start with a blank canvas!
Then we primed it by painting it white and then blending black into the white to create a gray background. It was interesting how Greg did his background darker like it was a stormy night. When he painted the leaves I believe he got a better contrast with the yellow paint than I did since my background was lighter.
When I started painting the tree the trunk came out too wide! So I think if I add more leaves to the branches it will create a better balance. Other than that I am pretty happy with it! We did not use any patterns to trace the tree – it was all free hand. Last week they gave us a pattern to trace the Tardis on the canvas. So what do you think of our trees? Greg thinks mine looks like a scary, haunted tree! Maybe I was inspired by all those scary Halloween movies we have been watching!