Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Pine Tree at Whidbey Institute

The Whidbey Island Sketchers and I spent the afternoon at the Whidbey Institute sketching. The grounds are beautiful with some massive, old trees with interesting limbs. Observing and studying this old tree was awe inspiring and humbling. It's rare to see such old growth. I feel honored. Here's my painting...

4 comments:

  1. It's a very beautiful painting, I like the effect of light glowing amidst the foliage, it gives a feeling of magic!

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  2. This is wonderful. The awe that you felt in appreciation of this tree is apparent in your composition. Very artistic work!

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  3. Amazing Kris. You have really captured its size and strength with your great composition.

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  4. Thank you Lucia, Katherine and Sue, so much for your nice remarks. Painting this tree was so gratifying on many levels. Being in the presence of it's grandeur, the interesting interweaving and reaching of the branches, the paint flowing on the paper and the beautiful day all converged to make painting it an exceptional experience.

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