Sunday, 14 October 2012

"The Tree" by Debra Tritt Kreiger

"The Tree" 10"x8", 140lb paper stretched on stretcher strips.
This painting was painted plein air at Fuller Lake when we had the Susquehanna Valley plein Air Painters picnic. This was a new way to paint using the watercolor paper stretched on the stretcher strips. I sealed it and it will pop into a nice frame without any glass or mat.
 The tree was what caught my eye. Sort of like painting wrinkles on an old person, this tree had a lot of personality and character as it sits looking over the lake.

1 comment:

Dianne Lorden said...

Debra, the "pose" the tree is striking is so lyrical. I love this painting; it's a pleasing composition and great remembrance of that day. Also, what a super method for working in watercolor! I guess you've got to have a pretty sturdy paper to wet and stretch over canvas-style stretchers. A high rag content, perhaps?