The painting to the left is my final piece and the painting to the right is my practice piece. In my opinion, they share the same general feeling, though the final piece seems more controlled while the practice was more sporadic. I do like the spontaneity of the first piece, but the practice allowed me to plan for the next piece. I like how in the final piece, I preserved more of the dark under-layer and utilized different textures.
My favorite parts of this piece are when you can see all the different layers of paint built up over time and scratched together. It gives the illusion of depth and layers of trees which alludes to my title: Birch Trees.
I am a Maggie Walker art student in Richmond, Virginia. This blog section is a little window into my art process, research, and experiences. You can follow along with my journey as you scroll.