Canadian October – 5 x 7 – Acrylic on paper
The Crowne Gallery in Minden is collecting small original works on paper to send to troops stationed outside of Canada to help them stay connected with home. I thought it was a great idea and I’m sending mine off tomorrow…
Still working away :). I’ve put in the trunks and lower branches, just continuing to make the shapes – although at this point they pretty much make themselves. Next week I’ll post some background for sure!
I’m so pleased with the way it’s going that I hope to finish it in time to enter into a local show before I let it go.
I’ve finished the sky – yay! The clouds are moving briskly and some leaves have been blown off the tree by the passing storm. Next up is the rest of the maple and the surrounding trees.
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I have almost finished the tree! (I still have some of the lower part of the tree as it intertwines with the the background.) A few leaves have left the tree and there is a hint of light coming back after the storm. I just need to do the rest of the swiftly moving clouds and then I can turn my attention to the rest of the forest.
I’m working on finishing the tree and sky before I tackle the background foliage. The tree in shadow is done and now I need to do those last leaves with the sunlight on them. And then the roiling clouds. I’ll be curious to see the background as it will have some greens that I hope will be a nice counterpoint to all the reds.