Saturday, October 17, 2009

"Overal Berken." Beekbergen, Holland.

Just outside the camping, on and side exit these
trees are welcoming you. At first, for that matter
Forrest are just soo hard to paint, much to much choices
without any guidelines to help.

"Overal Berken." Beekbergen, Holland.
(Aspen everywhere.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.


Erik van Elven said...

I agree with you about a forest being very hard to paint but I think you did really good here.
Also thanks for the book tips in a previous post, I found 2 second hand via Amazon at a really good price and I'm reading the David Curtis book at the moment. Great read.

Sheila Vaughan said...

Beautifully done Rene. You've captured the feeling of a forest so well. Fantastic green in the foreground too.

Antti Rautiola said...

Wonderfull soft edges.
I love it :D

Celeste Bergin said...

Your paintings all capture the subtle overcast! So many artists love strong sunlight--but your paintings are genius because they do not rely on the sun for their beauty. They are at a deeper level of what is pretty. They are like a really good book that lets the reader really absorb the "character development". always!

Steven Cronin said...

I admire the way you tackle any subject. I'm still a bit apprehensive when some scenes demand a lot of detail. I've ordered the 2 Ron Ranson oil books you mentioned earlier. He's my hero in watercolour and I've watched countless videos but I've yet to see his work in oils. Wishing you the very best of luck with your paintings.
Best Regards

Marco van der Wielen said...

But hey! you tried and you succeeded!
Great atmosphere René!