Monday, May 6, 2013

The Tree Thing Continues

The ongoing "sidebar" in class has been to study trees. Last month we worked on eucalyptus and we're still working that patch. I go on location before class every week. Somewhere close to class, within a block or two, to do a plein air sketch. For an hour or so. The paintings are practice. Arrive whatever time you like, but we break by 9:45 a.m. to get to class.

This week's location, courtesy of a screen capture from Google Maps.

The light is flat in these photos. It is much better in the morning before class. Here's a close-up of the magnificent eucalyptus, earlier in the day.

Next week, before class, we will be working some palm trees within walking distance of class. The palms caught my attention because I recently saw a Guy Rose painting of palm trees that reminded me of a few by other artists.

Guy Rose

 Winslow Homer

John Singer Sargent

Claude Monet

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