Friday, April 20, 2012

Trees


Alexander Helwig Wyant, American, 1836-1892, oil on canvas laid on board, Willows by a Lake, 10 x 11 inches.
Pal Szinyei-Merse, Hilly Landscape, 60.5 x 70 cm.


These compositions crop out most of the sky and background, to focus on trees and the pattern of their foliage.
It's a common mistake to try to capture too much of the scene. Zooming in to a few trees, or even a single tree, can often give you a more interesting and intimate painting.



Edwin Lord Weeks, Street Scene, Bombay

4 comments:

Alejandro Cabeza said...

Gran Blog con buenas pinturas

Un saludo

jeronimus said...

Muchas gracias.

Cathyann said...

Thank you for this and your other reference blogs. It hardly seems enough to say. I enjoy them immensely. A treasure trove, really, and they have broadened my art history base. Again, thank you!

jeronimus said...

Hi Cathyann.
Thanks for appreciating the blogs. It never ceases to amaze me how many wonderful paintings are there to discover. It's been educational for me too.