Learning to Paint – Twee Tree

I was staring out of the window at Friend’s House earlier this week looking at this tree. It stood out because it had much less greenery on it that the other trees and plants round about, so I sketched it.

I think this is an awful picture. The colours, proportions, everything feels wrong. In an attempt to capture realism I’ve done this poor tree no justice whatsoever. With hindsight I wonder if I might have tried to frame the tree in the window I was looking from. I’ll have another go next time I’m in the area but for now, this will serve as a useful ‘how not to’ reminder.


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