Pond Cypress with Streaking Sunlight – Progression
Pond Cypress with Streaking Sunlight

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Since all of the tree trunks in this painting are Pond Cypress it’s tempting to paint them all the same color.  But when I examined them closely I found that each tree trunk is slightly different in color from the others.  One way to ensure these differences is to begin the painting by under-painting the trunks of the trees in different colors.  Then, even after I apply the leaves, and the bromeliads and lichen that grow on the trunks, these differences in the undertone will shine through.

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