Finishing Touches on “The Giving Tree” (Columbus Elementary)

"The Giving Tree" 16x20" Acrylic.  I added the finishing touches to a plein air painting (see below).
“The Giving Tree” 16×20″ Acrylic. I added the finishing touches to a plein air painting (see below).
It was almost done, but needed the finishing touches before being sold.
It was almost done, but needed the finishing touches before being sold.

This is just a quick post to show the previous and then final work from the plein air painting done at Columbus Elementary School (Texas).  As you can see, I mixed up a richer dark grey to fill in the shadow areas in the tree and worked a bit on the kids and PE teacher to make their poses more natural.  Lastly, I found a rich, bright green to really touch on the difference between the oak tree leaves and grass.

If the tree could only speak and tell of all the kids who’ve played under it in the past 300+ years… what a story it would be.

 

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