Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Long Tall Maples

9 x 12 Inches, Oil on Gessoboard - Sold - Thank you!

These trees live in my side yard.  In fact, every time I hang laundry on the clothesline, I look right at them and more times than not think, what a nice painting they'd make.  So finally, I got around to painting them.

An artist has to be crazy to paint so much green.  I don't remember where (or from who) I first heard: "If I wasn't crazy, I'd be nuts"   But saying just that applies here.  Really, green can make any artist go crazy because it's second only to orange in the garish and unruly color category.  'Nary a time to use it straight from the tube.

No, an artist must mix their greens.  And don't think mixing blue and yellow will get you a nice shade of green.  No, it's NOT that easy.  But, I took on the challenge of green and if you knew how much grey is in the green grass and how much green is in the grey trees... Well let's just say they are very closely related.  Below is the photo I worked from.


  1. Brande I love this one... is it for sale? I got one of your paintings a few years ago at the clothesline show in Rochester and would love another one.

  2. Painting arrived safe and sound - love it, thanks!