November 3, 2007

(16) Maple Tree
6 x 6, oil
Hmmm...I painted the leaves darker than they appeared on the tree because I could only go as light as my tubes of yellow would take me. I avoided using white because it makes the colors look chalky,flat and dull, not at all like the brilliant colors in nature. I may try this again another day, and... darken the sky around the leaves? paint more neutral areas around the ones I want to keep vibrant? discover a new yellow? scrape it down and call it a day?...
"Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes." Oscar Wilde

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