Tangle 5, oil/linen, 48x48
This time I was intrigued by a vertical fan motif. What I found interesting was the early morning light, illuminating the distant hillside with a warm glow that infused the entire image. The early light falling on the trees created an opportunity of painting warm tones into warm tones with the most subtle of variety.
While painting the limbs, I worked with a very large brush, like a 2 inch brush on it's side to place the paint into wet paint so I would retain a softer edge into the background. Then I came back with a smaller brush to place an accent here and there to create lost and found edges, just enough to suggest the trunks emerging from the background. Three details...