|Coastal Arbutus, 12x12,|
original painting by Tatjana Mirkov-Popovicki
This little darling is one of several pieces from my latest series of small tree studies to be shown at the West of Main Art Walk on May 11/12 2019 at the Kitsilano Neighborhood House in Vancouver.
Painting trees is extremely satisfying, especially at this time of the year when there is a huge variety of blossoming species in our parks. If you look carefully, you can see each tree's character reflected in its shape, color, texture, and how it relates to the objects around it.
It's as if trees have attitudes akin to us humans. Some are clustered in social groups, others are rugged loners. Some bask in rich colorful blooms reflected in mirror-like ponds, others are elegant in fashionable grays. But they are all visually fascinating.
Here are a few more examples of my recent tree-portraits. I am sure you can see that I had a lot of fun sketching them with my brush as I didn't shy away from using bold colors and brush marks.
To see more, visit me and a bunch of local inspiring artists at the West of Main Art Walk. Rain or shine, it will be fun. Don't miss the opening gala at the Roundhouse Community Centre on May 9.
We'll bring a lot of art and all we need to make this event a success is you!