Monday, May 16, 2016

New Painting: Cherry Tree Promise

Cherry Tree Promise, 24 x 36 inches,
Acrylic on Canvas Floor Cloth.
Copyright 2016 Mary Gravelle aka Braylee Rush.
The Cherry tree blossomed just feet from my front door. The delicate pink flowers against the rich red leaves was something to behold. It grabbed an excitement from within promising new life coming soon.

En Plein Air beginning of this painting. As you can see,
I took huge artistic license in the composition
and color scheme.

Plein Air Painting

I gathered my paints and canvas and went outside to capture its essence and beauty. I finished it up in the studio.

Painting from Life

While I was painting the leaves and the cherry blossoms, I had walked underneath the tree where some of those rich red leaves were laying. I picked one up. I made a stencil of it to paint the leaves on the painting. I couldn't quite figure out the color and shape of the cherry blossom, so I plucked one from the tree since I couldn't find a suitable one laying on the ground. What joy those specimens brought me during my painting process. They have dried as beautiful as they were when live on the tree.

Until Next Week

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Braylee Rush

About the author: Braylee Rush (Mary Gravelle) is an artist and writer who resides in Sedona, Arizona with her beloved assistant, Sir Kitty. Her art can be seen on her website.

Sir Kitty

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