12×12 painting in acrylic
We’ve been doing a fair amount of hiking lately, taking advantage of the roller coaster weather we’re having in St. Louis this winter. It’s been repeatedly going from 15-50 Farenheit within a day or two (very strange for us), but luckily the highs have been hitting on the weekends when we can go hiking about 20 minutes from home. Every time we’re out hiking, I find myself looking at tree lines. Although the trees are barren this time of year, I like the regularity with which they dot the horizon. So this painting is my first shot at trees. I personally think they look more like bushes, but I like the outcome and creating the branches with a very fine brush reminded me of doodles I’ve done.
I also shot some pics of trees on my walks this past autumn. I’m going to take a look back at these and see if they inspire me to do some paintings of trees in yellows and reds. Who knows where inspiration will lead me?