Saturday, 26 March 2011

Tree paintings #21 - Eardisland and Monmouth

And finally....


 ....a clump of trees beside the River Arrow at Eardisland, one of the very picturesque 'Black and White Villages' of Herefordshire.

And look! - the tree trunks are brown!

The same goes for these trees on the bank of the River Monnow near Monmouth - some look greyish but mostly definitely brown! Could it be something to do with trees that grow close to water perhaps?


Well, that's it for my pastel paintings of trees. 

I hope you have enjoyed them and many thanks to all who have commented. You've given me some useful insights into what I've been getting up to when I get out my soft pastels!

Thank you!

9 comments:

Mary Anne Cary said...

Very nice, love the way you handled the grass! Wish I was walking around there....

Judy Adamson said...

Hi Mary Anne - thank you! As it happens, I always feel a bit daunted by a lot of grass, partly because I find too much green difficult to handle. In more recent paintings, I've added a lot more other colours to the grass in the foreground and I think it worked better.

Jean said...

Judy, I loved seeing your series of Tree paintings. You are truly amazing with those soft pastels!
Ever thought about painting birds? OK...I just had to ask.:)

Nicki said...

I've really enjoyed looking at your tree paintings. I especially love how many of the pieces are so gestural. Pastels really lend themselves to that.

Judy Adamson said...

Thank you, Jean. As you know, soft pastels are my absolutely favourite medium!

I haven't so far thought much about painting birds - but you never know, I might have a go in the future!

Judy Adamson said...

Hi Nicki - ah yes, gesture! That's another thing that always seems to catch my eye and beg to be painted!

Glad you enjoyed my trees. I didn't realise I'd done so many!

art2cee2 said...

You have a way with trees and landscapes. Just beautiful! :-)

Betsy Grant said...

I have really enjoyed these paintings Judy. Your appreciation and love for what you see when you paint is priceless.

Judy Adamson said...

Hi Crystal and Betsy - thank you for your kind comments. I'm glad you've enjoyed my tree paintings.

All your comments have provided me with some very interesting and useful insights into my paintings!