View Full Version : Tree Stumps Mr Rainier Park

12-28-2012, 11:33 AM
The below picture is along a path to a waterfall in Mr Rainier US Park. From a picture I took, I drew the stumps and tree bases and then added foreground texture and plants. I took out a lot of the background and added more trees and the sky. The sky was a learning lesson for me. I hope you enjoy the illustration/painting.

12-28-2012, 11:38 AM
This is really neat what with the unusual choice of colours that really works.
Now need to add some funny characters .:)

12-28-2012, 11:49 AM
What Limey-g said. Nice.

12-28-2012, 11:55 AM
I agree with Geoff. This is a fun pallet of colors. Thanks for sharing it up.

Marilyn Anne
12-28-2012, 11:57 AM
I also especially like the way you did the pine trees in the background.

D Akey
12-28-2012, 12:20 PM
Oh, I wish I could remember the illustrator popular in the late 80s who used this style. . .

Very graphic arts, simplified to shapes that yet represent things in depth and accuracy. The composition and design then becomes the thing, doesn't it. I love it. Well done.

12-28-2012, 01:21 PM
Love it, the colours and the scene

12-29-2012, 03:29 AM
This is a very appealing painting. The color scheme and textures are interesting. I hope you will be doing more in this vein. Well done!

12-29-2012, 07:07 AM
Thank you all for your kind comments.

D Akey, yes, I am trying to get down to the minimal, yet just enough so the viewer will be able to still see the objects. I have different things I would like to try for the future.

12-29-2012, 08:48 AM
Beautifully simplified, and clever colours. :0)

12-29-2012, 12:20 PM
love the graphic style of this and the fewer colors. makes it look like a silk screened travel poster from the golden age of travel posters...1900-1940's.
some choice typography across the top or bottom and you'd have a poster or postcard from that era. very lovely piece of work.

12-30-2012, 02:24 AM
This is great and I like everything about it but especially the colours:)

12-30-2012, 06:44 AM
a beautiful work.. as others have commented.. nice choice of colors,, a mix of the natural and graphic works well in the blending of your graphic style. Is this style something you have arrived at after some time or have you always worked in this manner?...:):)

12-30-2012, 07:14 AM
Again, thank everyone for their kind comments.

Screenpainter - I've almost forgotten about those travel poster of old. I love them and they give me a lot of ideas. Thank you.

gxhpainter - this is something that is a continuing learning process for me. I think Screenpainter hit it on the head for me with the 20-30's travel posters. We'll see. I'll just keep on experimenting - taking it step by step.

12-30-2012, 09:18 AM
For some reason this brings to mind Maxfield Parrish and some 60s style art that I have in my semi large collection od illustration and fine art.

I like.

12-30-2012, 08:27 PM
Love this painting and the palette you chose...the trees in the BG are exceptional...Very well done

Mairzie Dotes
12-31-2012, 09:17 AM
This refreshing outdoor scene exemplifies an artist's rendition
of a perfect day for a leisurely afternoon hike along the inviting
woodland trail. Attractive, stand out colors! :D

12-31-2012, 10:35 AM
I agree with bobbi, very appealing to look at, nice job