Saturday, June 28, 2008

The Tree by BJ Wright

8" x 10" oil on canvas panel, painted en plein air, alla prima, on May 19th - $85 including shipping - I've painted this old oak tree several times, but this particular day was a playfully magic time. The tree seemed to paint itself and I love the 'cartoony' quality. Originally I had thought to use this as an underpainting and return to the site to 'finish' the work. But each time I pick up the painting, it seems complete in its own special way.
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Lori McNamara said...

Its very cool BJ! I think it looks finished too, nice composition and values.

bj said...

Thanks Lori! I love it when everything works together and the end result just 'feels' right.