Thursday, September 17, 2015

Yellow Leaves II

Acrylic painting of a tree in autumn with yellow leaves
Yellow Leaves II
Acrylic on Gessobord
8”x10”
Chris Breier © 2015
The original painting is for sale, click to bid in the auction.

I thought I would try another attempt at painting this scene, but this time I included a portion of the creek at the bottom of the painting. I tried the technique of painting the background first and then painting the branches over it. The idea is that the background will look like it’s painted spontaneously because I won't have to avoid going around the branches. The problem is that this only works if you don’t make adjustments to the background after the branches and the leaves are painted, which rarely happens.

4 comments:

  1. I really love the composition, color, and contrast (the three c combination was accidental!) in this painting. It caught my eye even as I was scrolling to the bottom to add my painting to the challenge page.

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    1. Thanks Brenda! The three C's are important. Good luck with completing the challenge!

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