Thursday, June 27, 2013

Day 15, Project 125 Oregon Trees, A Green State by Becky joy

day-15 oregon trees
© 2013  Becky Joy      Oregon Trees, Greens    oil    6 inches x 6 inches  $125.
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If you have never been to Oregon to see the variety of greens, I'm sure you've heard about them. Oregon is a very green state, in more ways than just the color. This is from the back deck of my parents place. I ran around doing errands today and visiting some friends, so there wasn't a lot of painting time. (I'll have to make more tomorrow.) I came home and started painting at about 5 pm.

 This painting was really about the greens and showing the subtle differences and varieties. The foreground tree was really the only one in light. The trees are in a ravine with the weeds going down the hillside. The grasses are starting to dry out and turn a warm color. Besides just using color to indicate distance, I used brushstrokes, larger brushstrokes in the foreground and the large diagonal stroke on the left grass to indicate the direction of the land.
The photo of the tree.

Hood River, OR Sept. 4
Tuscany, Italy, June 7 - 17, 2014

Tomorrow I plan on meeting a painting friend and get out in the area. So talk to you all tomorrow.

Becky Joy

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