Wednesday, 26 February 2014

TREE LINE - Postcard Miniature

TREE LINE by Sea Dean in Daylight
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6" x 4" on Canvas Panel

To view my Gallery or purchase this painting please visit Daily Paintworks. Larger originals or prints may be available by contacting me.

TREE LINE by Sea Dean in Philips Long Life soft light
I had fun here working with warm colours in the foreground. It's a challenge making trees look natural, but one of the secrets is in spacing. In this painting they are in a line, so it was even more crucial to make them uneven in height and growth pattern. This also makes the painting more interesting to view.

Some paintings look quite different in daylight. This painting was finished at night and as I'm not in my studio I photographed it in the regular room light, a long life Philips soft light. What a difference when I photographed it in daylight. 

I also find that when I show my work in a gallery, it looks quite different to when I hang it at home. It's good to be aware of this and if you are buying a painting, think about what kind of light you will generally view it under. A low light dining room bulb will make the painting appear quite different to bright daylight streaming into an office.

I enjoy this painting both ways, and it adds a different dimension to a painting in your home.

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