After I started painting winter beech leaves I wanted to BRANCH out and try painting spring time leaves. I start with my delicate pen work, then add layers of paint to give the leaves some shape. I really enjoy adding green to my paintings. I tend to like painting winter birches, I love the grey and subtle peach tones against the blue sky. Adding green was a little out of my comfort zone at first, but I am really enjoying the life it brings to my paintings.
This circle of birches was found on my sisters property in White River Junction, VT. The larger painting is 16″x20″ mounted on wood panel and the two smaller pieces are 10″x10″ mounted on wood panel.