Today features another tree found in North Texas. Live Oaks are lower to the ground with the branch structure spreading out to the sides. The trunks and branches are thick, and this one produces loads of acorns. I used the a Live Oak that straddles our neighbors yard.
The oil pastel is a 5×7 painted on Mi-Teintes cream tinted pastel paper. I had a wonderful specimen to work from, although it’s had some deep trimming so the length of the branch spread wasn’t as wide as I’ve seen.
Hope you and enjoy and thanks for checking on the progress of the challenge.
This is beautiful dear Mary! Love lights and shades❤️
Wonderful! Your trees are perfect! Full of depth and light. Lovely.
Thanks Rhonda! I’m looking forward to setting one in a landscape scene.
Excellent values and feathery leaves!
I know, I know – don’t bother telling me when I say that I would’ve liked a bit more trunk. 😉
I agree M.R., so when I do a full painting with a Live Oak you’ll see the wonderful full trunk and branch system that makes this an awesome tree in our TX landscapes. Thanks ~
Oh this is beautiful! Perfect oak!
Great pastel of this tree. I think the colors are wonderful.
I was wondering when the great oak is going to show up? So this is my day! Lovely study! A healthy and strong representation of a giant which I love! Thanks for considering worthy of a study!
Thanks Eva – so glad you like it. I wanted to use up a 5×7 that I had and decided to skinny the width of the tree, but my plan for one of these studies is to paint the tree mid-field in a landscape that will really showcase the branch structure, perhaps some bluebonnets or indian painters brush leading out to the tree. Probably next week sometime. Thank you, your encouraging comments are great support.
What a beautiful tree!! Very nice, Mary! 😀
Thank you Calee and appreciate your wonderful comment!
Funny we are both blogging about trees! Love this one too. It has a special personality.
Thanks Dorann love reading your comment, especially about a “special personality.” I’m looking forward to reading your post! Have a wonderful evening ~
I did say I’m loving this series, didn’t I?!!!! 😉 xx
Thanks Marina – you’ve made my day. Yesterday I tried several times to paint a Blue Spruce, but to no avail – the oil pastels would not work for me. So thank you, it’s been a great experience for me.
Thanks Cindy very much!!