Painting No. 139 - Trees III

6" x 8" - Oil on Canvas Board

No. 139 was the first step in trying to push the trees and adjusting what was really there to suit the painting. I could not get the values right on the brach that went across the water in either 138 or 137 so I decided to just take it out. I was also starting to process the difference between the foliage in the foreground and the greens that you see behind that.

Also, on this one I painted the whole thing with Burnt Umber and Yellow Ocher and then came back over that with the colors once it dried. Still not great but it felt good to adjust it and see that making the change can help the composition.


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