The painting I have been working on is an image of a cottonwood tree I photographed at Zion National Park in Utah. I am about half done with the painting. What I have painted so far is on the right hand side of the photo above. On the left hand side is the photo that I am working off of.
I was going to paint that blank square this morning, but for the forth day in a row, the driveway needed clearing of snow. Generally I clear it after I get done painting my square of the day, but this morning, after last night’s snowfall, it was beginning to drizzle, and so I decided to clear the drive before the snow got to heavy from the drizzle, so I didn’t paint that square.
A lot of “artsy” people don’t like realistic painting, but I don’t care. I love the beauty of nature and try to recreate it on canvas with a few tweaks.
You can view my painting progress daily under “Current Work” on my website: davidmarchant2.ca