Officially autumnPosted: September 23, 2014
Autumn is my favourite time to paint trees because of all the colours — ranging from subtle to garish — that I can dip into in my palette. In Montreal, the trees are starting to turn and this one was outside my window at work. Deep yellow at the top, glowing orange in the middle, moving into green at the bottom. At first I tried painting it by wetting sections of the sketchbook paper but that just diluted the intensity of the colour so my second attempt was to paint large sections of pure colour with a flat brush. This in preparation to paint my favourite tree which will be ablaze in a few weeks. See it in 2013 and 2012.