Sunday, 6 March 2011

Tree Paintings #8 - Pen-y-fal again


A different view of the trees I posted yesterday - and, judging by the light, later in the afternoon.

I think one of the things that attracts me to painting trees, in spite of my reservations about using too much green in my paintings, is the colour of the treetrunks.

When I was about 9 years old, I had my first male class teacher, which we all saw as quite an event! But there is only one thing I remember from the whole of that year in Mr D's class; it's an 'art' lesson where we were informed that we should not colour the trunks of trees brown. In fact we were offered a shilling - about the equivalent of a week's pocket money - if we could find a tree with a brown trunk.

Looking out now at my apple and pear trees, they do indeed have dark brown trunks and branches but I'm afraid it's too late to claim my shilling!

4 comments:

Sadami said...

Hi, Judy,
Wonderful work and lovely story! It's an artist's privilege to creat a world :).
Cheers, Sadami

Judy Adamson said...

Hi Sadami

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving your comments. You invariably give me something to think about and I found what you said about 'creating a world' very interesting. I hadn't looked at it like that before but I think it's very true! Thank you :)

Jean said...

Judy, I love the greens, blues, and yellow-greens use used. Well done!

A few trees here have brownish trunks.LOL!

Judy Adamson said...

Hi Jean - thank you!

The way I look at it, it was the late afternoon sun that created all those various greens and blues and yellows and I just copied what I saw!

(Simples! - as the meercat advert would say!)