Birch Trees



I'm obsessed... With trees. I've always known that they've had a special place in my heart, but this last year I have given in to it. I've decided after years of painting trees that I should probably start paying attention to the fine details. So I started looking deeply at these beauties, and I'm a bit overwhelmed by my love for them. I've taken to hiking almost every day and taking pictures to look at later. I find myself venturing farther than intended into the wilderness because there is always a more interesting tree just beyond my view.  I cannot wait to get back into my studio this week and start developing my new visions.  


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Birch on Birch


Working on a new Birch on Birch painting. These seem to be really popular and I enjoy painting them, so here I go again.  Large scale this time. I took a few pictures of the white layer because this layer is the foundation for all texture and color that comes afterwards. Up close you can see the complex texture with just white paint. I use palette knives to achieve this texture. Then layer by layer I build the bark.

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