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Friday, August 26, 2011

Oil Painting in the Works

Happy Friday
here is the status of my oil painting of the birch trees
for my sister.
oil painting of birch trees



start with Blue painters tape
on the areas of the tree trunks
and paint in the sky

palette knife used
to fill in the trunks and the foreground foliage




my sister would like a cardinal somewhere in here too
my first attempt failed
do you see where I rubbed it out ?

almost done
I think
I still want to add a cardinal sitting in the trees
slightly afraid i will ruin it though
Trying to get my nerve up
to finish this painting for my sister.

wish me luck  and bravery
Happy PPFriday
KAT Griffin




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28 comments:

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Kat ~ awesome painting and thanks for sharing the process!
namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF

laurie said...

wow, I love the process, beautiful!! Thank you so much for visiting me today,, this painting is so much like the bush here,

ANNE said...

Its gorgeous, Kat! I love the light and texture.

Christine said...

just beautiful work!

peggy gatto said...

You have the colors just right!
I like everything about these trees!!!!

TexWisGirl said...

it's beautiful and natural looking. if the cardinal doesn't feel right, don't force it! it's lovely as it is!!!

Carol said...

Love It!!!! Your sister will be happy even if the cardinal doesn't show up.

Bob Bushell said...

Superb painting.

Steph said...

thanks for sharing the process pictures...I love the painting....Happy weekend and PPF too...steph

Jen of Country Weekend said...

You really captured the birch trees and I love all the colors. Beautiful!

Farm Girl said...

Thanks for coming by for a visit today. I really like your birch trees and I think a cardinal would look pretty in there. I think the trees are just beautiful.
I scrolled down through your posts, you have a lovely family.
I just wanted to say hi and I will be back to see how your painting comes along.
Kim
My Field of Dreams

Samantha said...

LOVE this, Kat...love it!

Geckostone said...

This is coming out brilliantly!!! Don't be afraid! I can't even find where you rubbed out the bird!Deb

art2cee2 said...

this painting is just awesome! :-)

EVA said...

It's a gorgeous painting and I really loved seeing the progress!

Theresa said...

I love birch trees and this is turning out so beautiful! I loved your photos from your trip too!
Happy PPF! Theresa

Rosie Kaplan said...

Great painting. Can you collage the cardinal? I know what you mean about not wanting to mess up!!

craftattack said...

Great piece, I love birches, and have 2 in front of my window, which change so beautifully from season to season. Thanks for showing how you made it, too! Greetings from Kaiserswerth in Rhineland, Valerie

Giggles said...

Looks wonderful. You could always do a cardinal then collage it on...or do it and copy it on. That way you can get it exact to what you want!!


Hugs Giggles

Catherine... said...

Fantastic painting Kat, and wishing loads of luck. happy ppf :)

Dawn said...

Oh Kat I like I like, you really have caught the birch and it's wonderful Dxx

Carola Bartz said...

Kat, this is a beautiful painting. I love birch trees and your painting has this very special mood that I often find with these trees. I liked to see your process - and I can understand your fear of ruining it if you add the cardinal. However, the cardinal would be a delightful touch and sometimes we just have to overcome our fear and just jump in. Easier said than done, I know.

Joni Nickrent said...

Looking amazing...loved watching the progression and the idea of the red bird is a perfect pop of color! Happy PPF! POP ART MINIS

Netty said...

Oh wow its an amazing picture have loved watching this progress. Happy PPF, Annette x

Melisa said...

I do wish you luck and bravery with it and I think it looks fantastic already.

Kristin Dudish said...

I really enjoyed seeing your process - I always love to get a glimpse of how other artists work! I think your painting is already wonderful, but if you would like to add the cardinal I say, "Go for it!"

xo
Kristin

Pointy Pix said...

This is just stunning! I love how you've just selected the trunks of the trees and they disappear off the top of the painting into the sky. Really really love this piece!

SHERI C said...

No bravery needed...it is lovely! Happy PPF!