Thursday, September 14, 2017

Tree Composition

Tree Composition
Acrylic on gessobord
8"x10"
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.

6 comments:

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

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    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.

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