As promised, here are a couple pictures from this week’s class, where we experimented with Natalie Sewell‘s method.
Here is the source book, as well as the photo that G. was working from — a Hawaiian scene with dramatic shadows.
I referred to one of my gardening books.
And, L. preferred to create a fully-imagined tree, using a toile background, which lent the piece a little whimsy.
Both G. and I used white acrylic to emphasize where light was falling on the trees. After pinning, L. used a medium matte varnish to secure pieces of the bark.
Wow…lots of texture and I love that play with light and dark. Your birch tree trunks look fantastic and I love how your friend used the toile for the background…beautiful effect.
yes the tree are wonderful and I like the flickr pics of the dog, house, heart, road and fence .
they are wonderful trees, and a positive reminder about the effects of imitation, and getting out of one’s usual way of working…
these trees are very nice.