Thursday, September 14, 2017

Tree Composition

Tree Composition
Acrylic on gessobord
Chris Breier © 2017
I took a walk around the neighborhood for the pleasure of it. I wasn't looking for exercise or looking for subject matter, but then I spotted the way this sunlit tree and I decided I wanted to make a painting from it. I've always had an affinity for trees. When I was younger I had a book that could be used to identify the various species that are found in the Northeast. The funny thing is that I can't identify this tree by looking at the painting, I'd have to go back to take a look at the leaves and bark.


  1. Chris, this is stunning. The abstraction and at the same time realistic representation of the branches against the sky is just beautiful.

    1. Thank you Laurelle! I used to paint abstractly, and I've also done paintings that were borderline photorealistic, but what interests me the most is mixing both approaches.