Monday, August 10, 2009

Fleet Street 20x10 oil

Fleet Street is the view we have from our front yard north.  This Sycamore tree has always caught my eye.  I have watched it through season after season.  It is among our largest trees on the block and I love it.  There is a pine tree to the left of it about half the size that looks as if it is growing out of the Sycamore.
This is another in my series.  Again I am dealing with greens.  The light changed a lot in the time I stood out there and I found it hard to choose the time.  Working larger I have to work fast and be very aware of the lights and darks that originally drew me to the scene.  I found it easy to get lost in a section of foliage while the light changed in the shadows.  I wish it had a little more punch.  That might be color in the shadows, I don't know.  The tree is a busy textural area and covers a large part of the canvas.  I started to get busy in the background and changed my mind, thinking it would be too much.  Don't know, what do you think?

4 comments:

Michelle said...

Wow, I love it Dori! I don't think you need to change a thing. Greens and trees are my greatest challenge.

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

I'm loving this whole series, Dori...and the stories that go along with it.
I understand the green thing...aargh!

Marian Fortunati said...

Funny, Dori.... I just decided that trees needs to be my next "series"... not because I think they'll be masterpieces, but because I need to work on them BADLY...

I had seen several gorgeous trees as I drove Tyler to a play date yesterday so this morning I set out to paint one.... (somehow they look different in the morning...) Anyhow... I did paint a tree...
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It's a sycamore... but after seeing yours I'm ashamed to post mine. WOW... this is terrific!! GREAT job. Is there nothing you can't paint???

Nancy Goldman said...

I love your "About the House" series and can't wait to see more.