It seems one way that I could improve my landscape paintings is to concentrate small studies on individual landscape subjects, so I decided to challenge myself 15 days at a time devoted to one subject. I’ll still paint full scenes in larger sizes, but this exercise will help as a concentrated effort. I probably should extend the 15 day to a 30 day challenge, but we’ll see how it goes.
The first 15-day challenge begins with Trees a subject that I’ve wanted to work on for a long time.
Day 1 is Poplar Trees (5×7) oil pastel on Strathmore paper – close-up view. I love the linear look as these trees grace the land with their presence. If you saw the original post, I realized that my camera was incorrectly set and values, colors, etc. were all off – not good to rush when taking the photograph.