Tree Series

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Key Takeaways: 

  • Depicts the powerful midday sun. The lights are glaring and the shadows are deep.
  • This is one in a series of tree paintings. You can see the others to day in this training report.
  • I used a pointillism approach to paint broken color. This involved placing small dabs of distinct color until the subject emerged.
  • The physical texture adds an interesting dimension to the painting, as the individual strokes have physical shadows, highlights, and contours.
  • What I could improve: The dappled light looks a bit off. But not enough to change it now.


Finished Painting

Dan Scott, Tree Series, 2021
Dan Scott, Tree Series, 2021

Reference Photo

Tree Reference Photos (12)