Surprise, I’m painting another tree! For this tree, I decided to go in a completely different direction. This painting, which measures 12 in by 12 in, is painted in a process to resemble a tile mosaic. I started the painting with a simple green and brown background for the trees leaves and trunk. To form the tree and trunk, I placed small pieces of tape in a random pattern in the shape of the tree , then painted over the tape with black paint. Next, I masked over the tree and painted the blue sky and green grass background. This I placed small pieces of tape over the background and painted over them in black. Finally, I removed all of the tape to reveal the Tiled Tree. This painting will be available in my ETSY shop at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/BAWartwork.
For my latest project, I decided to create another tree painting. I wanted to make something different than my previous trees, so I went with a close up of branches instead of a full tree and used various shades of brown. This painting consists of 3 separate stretched canvases measuring 17 x 44 inches. For the background I chose to paint a wood grain type of pattern. The first picture shows my progress on the background with the wood grain halfway complete and the next picture shows the wood grain background complete. I decided to paint light and dark brown branches to add contrast to the painting. The next photo shows the dark branches on top of the wood grain background. Next, I added detail to the flowers on the dark branches. And finally I painted the light branches. The final picture shows the completed painting with the detail on the light branches. I hope you enjoy!
So, I’ve been working on a new series of paintings I’m calling Layers. My inspiration for this series came from my Japanese Flowers painting. In that painting, I weaved together different colored strips of canvas to to create a vertical block pattern … Continue reading →