Painting of the Week

Painting of the Week – The Pines

Vertical Rhythm

Vertical Rhythm

In college, I practiced a piano piece called The Pines” (now sold) which often delivered visions of large trees swaying slightly in an ocean breeze. That music played in my head again while painting these pine trees. It is nice to paint to music.

The sky is the same blue throughout as it peeks between the branches varied in texture only, keeping the focus on the trees. A rhythmic flow is created by changing the sizes of the trunks and space between them as they dance in and out of the shadows. The darks range between navy, dark greens and purple. The lightest tree competes for attention with the largest, most straight up and down trunk. One splash of red balances the greens.







Four Day Watercolor Workshop October 11-14

With Ellen Jean Diederich TWSA, RRWS, WSA

Red Door workshop dates and prices

 9:30am – 4:00pm Tues-Thurs & Friday 9:00am – 1:00pm

Red Door Art Gallery and Museum | 418 Dakota Ave, Wahpeton, ND 58075

Lake Region Arts Council sponsored  this workshop so we are able to offer this low price. There are only 12 spots available so sign up today!


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