Looking up through trees – 8 …oil painting

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Looking up through trees – 8

The under-painting for this one is cad orange and some cad yellow medium. Unlike some of the others of the series, there is no single large tree, but a characteristic texture of foliage, branches and light. I played with a variety of colours for the sky peeking through – blues, mauves, turquoises… That and the bits of under-painting that remain, give a nice vibrancy.

This is the second last of the series! The next post will include the centre piece and all nine 6″x 6″ paintings put together. 🙂

Here is Tom’s haiku written just for this piece – I don’t see any squirrels but I sure can imagine them!

searching bursts of green
ruffled breezes passing by
shaking squirrels on high

image (c) 2017 Hilary Farmer
poem (c) 2017 TJ Radcliffe

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4 thoughts on “Looking up through trees – 8 …oil painting

  1. I finally figured out what you mean by underpainting and it looks really good showing through. Before I realized it, I was noticing an effect of light hitting the branches, but I was not paying attention to what was causing it.

    Beautiful painting, vibrant with life and movement.

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