|Cherry Tree Promise, 24 x 36 inches,|
Acrylic on Canvas Floor Cloth.
Copyright 2016 Mary Gravelle aka Braylee Rush.
|En Plein Air beginning of this painting. As you can see,|
I took huge artistic license in the composition
and color scheme.
Plein Air PaintingI gathered my paints and canvas and went outside to capture its essence and beauty. I finished it up in the studio.
Painting from LifeWhile 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.
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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.