Thursday, January 12, 2012

Two trees on texture

The theme of trees repeats in my art. But not the tree living in a forest or by a babbling brook. I paint the tree not in landscape. Few have foreground. Few are planted in the earth. The trees I paint are like portraits. A simple view if a tree. Focus on form and texture. Not photo realism. I could paint the landscape, but that is not my muse. I am bored with the grass and the sky. I paint my tree subject in simplicity and without the rules that I know of landscape, but of the importance of the character of the subject.

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