Friday, September 28, 2012

"The Banana Tree" Acrylic on cardboard 8x10

An artist friend gave me an 8x10 piece of a thick cardboard poster. This morning I went down to Beacon Hill Park and painted a 55-minute plein air piece on the board. A parks official came by and gave me a sprig from the heliotrope bush - he said it has the best smelling scent in the whole of the park.
Anyway, I stopped painting the banana leaves at that stage, not wanting the painting to become too tight.

Would YOU have carried on and made it even more realistic? What's your choice = realism or impressionism. COMMENT below.

4 comments:

Wendy Barrett said...

This painting is great just as it is. I love the light coming through the leaves and you have captured the lushness of the setting. Beautiful!

artistwilson.com said...

Thanks Wendy.
I soon realized that I couldn't copy every leaf or flower so I just summarized the colour and the feel, changing the shapes a little too.

vrinda gautam said...

u r really a great artist ...........
its a great painting and it also helped in my project .........
and my teacher also appreciated me as I used these color tones...!!!!!

artistwilson.com said...

Thanks for telling me Vrinda - I'm always glad when someone finds my painting on the Internet. As for the color tones, just let yourself go, don't just copy what you see - add stuff and take away others. In other words, just go with the flow.
Regards to the teacher too.