Monthly Archives: March 2013

Painting Trees–Study # 3: tips scribbled in margins

Before I move on from looking at trees in general to specific types and how to use them in landscapes, I have numerous tips and advice to collect in one place.  In no particular order: 1.  When defining your trunk … Continue reading

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Painting Trees: study #2

Deeper meanings, stronger paintings. Years ago a reading blitz took me from great speeches of all time (work-related) to a biography of Winston Churchill, to general background on Druidism, and then to the captivating novels of Marion Zimmer Bradley (Mists … Continue reading

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Painting Trees: study # 1

To paint a tree, you start with the trunk, add main limbs pointing in four directions, define smaller limbs leading from those and then branches, smaller branches,  and finally the foliage.  Ah, were it only so simple! The overall approach … Continue reading

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