Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Maple

An acrylic painting of maple leaves
Maple
5” x 7”
Acrylic on Gessobord (flat 1/8”)
Chris Breier © 2015
The original painting is available.
This maple tree is directly outside of my bedroom window, I've seen it hundreds of times before but never thought of painting it. I happened to notice it when I was checking the temperature on the thermometer attached to my window; I think it was the way that the sun was hitting it that caught my attention. I grabbed my camera and took a few pictures. While the leaves form a random pattern I still took the time to compose the image, and some of the photos were more effective than others.

I enjoyed painting the leaves at various angles and I used thick and thin paint to create an impressionistic style.

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