"PARKVIEW 3", contemoprary mixed media tree forest series © Carol Nelson Fine Art

Parkview 3

This is another in my Forest Series.  "Tangerine" is supposed to be the IN color this year.  That's right up my alley, since I seem to get some tone of orange into just about everything.

In this painting, I used several different papers and papyrus. Below are progress photos.

Here I've toned the canvas and started to add collage papers.

Adding the large tree trunks made from papyrus.  Darkened the left side to balance the dark trunks and to prepare a dark background for lighter tree forms to come.

Now the tree forms are glued down and I can stand the painting up on my easel.  Several more glazes of color to come.

Branches are added and color is deepened.  I thought the large dark brown trunks were too severe, so added some blue to lighten them up.

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Jean Baardsen said...

Love, love, LOVE this! I would not have guessed that the trees were collaged papers. Thanks so much for sharing your process!

Donna said...

This is just beautiful Carol. Thanks for the progress shots! It's like a got a mini workshop in PA.!

Bren said...

love your forest series, and being able to see and hear your process is educational. Love it!

Nan Johnson said...

Great color in this - it jumped out at me from the thumbnail image!

Tracy Wall said...

Ditto others on this one, Carol; LOVE it!