Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Birch Tree

acrylic painting of a birch tree at lake audubon in walton woods, amherst ny
Birch Tree
Acrylic on Gessobord
Chris Breier © 2015
The original painting is for sale, click to bid in the auction.

I enjoy taking walks around Audubon lake, it's located near a local library so I stop there when I have books to drop off. Some sections of the park are heavily wooded but I like how this birch tree adds interest to the lake by breaking up the space and the white bark is a nice contrast to the darker areas. I used light blue to paint in the shapes of the sky holes, which are the pieces of sky between the branches. When I completed the painting I thought the way that I handled the branches looked a little reminiscent of a Mondrian tree painting.

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