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Monday, June 18, 2012

Alex paints a tree

Alex and her tree

My young art student, Alex learned about shapes and forms today. We began with her drawing a candle I set up for her to see the shapes and shadows in my photo cube.  Then she painted this tree.  She used her light source from the left side and gave her tree highlights on the left and shadows on the right.  She made three passes over her leaves to give them a three dimensional look.  She did really well don't you think?

After I took her picture I noticed that half her face was lit up from the light coming in the window and we talked about what we learned about which direction the light comes from and what it does to make things looks three dimensional.

She's a cutie and a great student.  Her Grandma Vickie was pretty proud of her too I think.

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Ghent, Kentucky, United States
I'm a nature artist and I love to paint old barns, rivers and lakes, trees and fence rows and flowers. I work almost daily. You can purchase paintings by contacting me at and there is also a tab across the top of my blog for available paintings and one for small paintings with buy now buttons. You can also purchase through my Etsy shop using the name of Fine Nature Art. . Thank you so much for stopping by.