Live oaks are icons of the south, remaining green throughout the winter and focusing their energy on growing out, not up. They shed leaves once a year and only after new leaves have formed, hence it is always “live.” The oldest live oaks in the country are estimated to be between several hundred to over a thousand years old. (National Wildlife Federation, Southern Live Oak)
For this painting I'm focusing my palette on Cryla and Liquitex sap green, terra verte, prussian blue, burnt umber, teal, and pthalo green. These paints have strong pigment for added richness and vibrancy, and a thick, buttery consistency which lends itself well to my impasto palette knife technique.Tools of my trade:
Painting Round 2:
Final painting is complete!
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