Saturday, September 2, 2017

Sunlight and Trees

A painting of trees along Ellicott creek in amherst ny.
Sunlight and trees
Acrylic on Gessobord
5”x7”
Chris Breier © 2017
This is another painting from the bike path. As I was walking I noticed how the sunlight was illuminating the trees so I walked into the weeds to take a few reference photos. The sunlight brought out the warm colors of the bark which works well against the blue reflections in the water. I took the time to take a number of photographs so that I could try out a number of compositions, but I used the one that positioned the creek so that it was curving off to the right as it receded into the distance. The original painting is available, bid on Sunlight and Trees in the auction.

4 comments:

  1. Beautiful sense of light and I love the composition. Curving the road into the painting was a wise choice!

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    1. Thanks Marian! The setting sun makes everything look more dramatic.

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  2. I really like the sense of light and weather in this painting - lovely!

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