Monday, April 18, 2011
Spring Crape Myrtle
Oil on canvas
14" x 18"
A crape myrtle at the arboretum.
I'm pretty happy with this one. That tree at the arboretum is fabulous, and you could paint it every day with entirely different results. And I love the color contrast between the red crape myrtle and the cool green background trees. Struggled a lot with those mid-ground trees, though—couldn't seem to get them quite how I wanted, and by then I had so much paint on the canvas it was getting mucky. Sometimes it's better to quit when you're ahead, or at least before you make it worse :)