Monday, January 17, 2011

Cherry Blossom Branch

Painting #2 is finished!  This one was much more challenging than the last one, because I actually had to paint each individual leaf, rather than smashing my paintbrush into satisfying, abstract blobs.  Also, the last painting was a silhouette of a tree, which meant that I was able to use one solid color for the trunk and branches.  This one I had to use several different colors. 

There were some oddities about this picture that kind of appealed to me, which is why I chose it.  Like the fact that the sky appears upside-down.  Generally skies fade to an almost-white the closer they creep toward the horizon, but this particular sky is behaving backwards.  Also, I liked the fact that this particular graphic focused on merely one struggling branch, rather than the whole tree.  I think I'll do one or two more practice paintings and then try out a canvas.  Eeeek.

I had such a nice weekend!  But I don't have time to talk about it because I'm getting ready to eat an omelet.