Thursday, January 16, 2014

Tree Landscape, ""BFF" by Carol Schiff, 12x16 Palette Knife Painting

I just returned from a few weeks in the mountains of western North Carolina and enjoying the tree landscape. We had an October trip, to take in the beautiful fall colors, which we really enjoyed. Most years, I have to be satisfied with our Florida type of tree. They have a beauty of their own....not really big leaves or bright colors, but graceful palms and huge live oaks draped in Spanish moss and with limbs that seem to be a mile long.

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These don't have Spanish moss, but I was taken by their entwined limbs, like they are giving each other a hug and will be best friends forever.

I painted this with a palette knife and I used a technique I call "color weaving".  It gives me lots of texture and I can get really subtle color changes.  I have a nice wide molding in a dark wood tone that I will use to frame this one.  I think it will make it pop off the wall!

I hope to get many photos of fall color in the mountains next's my favorite time of the year!

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