"If We Could Read the Rings"
11x14, oil on canvas
(Story behind the title here)
Pre-painting, drawing in sketchbook.
Toned canvas. (Paint was completely dry before next layers added.)
The outlining of the shape of the tree & house.
Filling in & creating the form of the tree.
Adding definition to the house.
Warming up the areas touched by the bright summer sun.
Adding a little more variation in tone & contrast on the dry, cracking bark. And complete!
Thanks for reading!