(Bottom is yesterday's post, photographed in a different lighting situation. Does it look better?)
oil on canvas panel 8x6 inches
This tree is my next little study on the second day painting at Big Bear. I love trees. Been known to hug 'em. The first two studies were similar scenes, so I wanted to mix it up a bit and do something simpler. Not sure it turned out simple, but it was a good experience. I used a round brush, thin washes of paint and held the brush way at the end for more gestural strokes. Different and fun.