Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Tree on a rock

10"x8" acrylic on masonite
photo reference by LazyBonesStudios

I always find it hard to create more depth in a painting from a photo reference. In an effort to do this, I made the trees and the distant hills much cooler and I warmed up the foreground.  Is it a successful painting? I am not sure if I like it or not, but I did enjoy myself with this one.


  1. I think it is very succesfull, you really get a feeling of distance also helped by the color choice.

  2. It's beautiful! I didn't think it was acrylic because it has such subtle blending and richness to it. I really like it! It has something special that many landscapes lack. I like the rocks in the front and the lush green grass in the distance. Great work!

    1. Thank you Katherine! This was one of those paintings where I thought I was done, but kept going back to it. I think its growing on me. Glad you like it and thank you so much for the feedback and encouragement.

  3. Successful? Yes...This is a beautiful landscape, Brad. I love the colors...I find that greens are one of the most difficult colors to use...this is wonderful!!

  4. Thank you Hilda! I appreciate that.

  5. Great depth, Brad! Almost 3-D!
    Wow...You have sure been productive! I've been missing out on a lot of your great work!