Saturday, 28 April 2012

HEATHCOTE GARDENS PATH By Cecelia Lyden


acrylic/oil/stretched canvas
9x12

This is a path running in and around a small botanical garden in Fort Pierce, Fla. I made two paintout trips there with other artists this past winter. There was not much in bloom, but I did spy this wonderful twisty tree with its curvy branches and foliage. There was such movement swirling in and about the tree, coupled with a wonderful path, with light peeking and streaking across it--just had to try to paint it.
I painted the whole scene with acrylics and then decided to overpaint the tree's foliage and the path with oils, for more oomph.

1 comment:

Julie Riker said...

The acrylic/oil combination is interesting and might be worth exploring.
You do have a way with those Gnarly trees.