Candy Tree

#3 in this series of homes near me.

9x12 acrylic on canvas

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Comment by Karen Ilari on April 22, 2017 at 4:14pm

Thank you Mary, Wenda and Susan!

Comment by Deborah Alavosius on April 22, 2017 at 4:13pm

I just love the LIGHT!

Comment by Susan G. on April 20, 2017 at 5:17pm

Love this one Karen.  Who wouldn't want to live there?  You always achieve such good color and softness.

Comment by Wenda Spooner on April 13, 2017 at 4:19pm

Karen this is really nice! i think they should do a change over! your version is better than the real thing :)

Comment by Mary on April 13, 2017 at 9:22am

Thanks for the original picture and your added commentary below Karen - very helpful.  Your colors are great.

Comment by Karen Ilari on April 13, 2017 at 8:28am

Thanks Wanda - not that big of brushes! :) To block in the basic shapes and values I used a flat brush about 1/2" wide. On this size canvas - 9" x 12" I used smaller brushes as well, down to tiny rounds and a liner for points of color.

I think the key is to use larger brushes whenever you are painting a larger area, and to stick with the larger brushes as long as you can.

Thanks you Marion, Ian and Sarah! You should give it a try Ian!

Comment by Marion on April 13, 2017 at 8:15am

Love the tree and house colours.  What a wonderful series.

Comment by Ian Greig on April 12, 2017 at 10:03pm

Its amazing Karen how you Grab the tree, tone down prominent shapes and   produce a bright colourful painting. I like the series so far. Makes me think about having a go atpainting our own 90yer old bungalow we have here in Auckland.

Comment by Sarah Irland on April 12, 2017 at 5:02pm
Love these bright colors. Wonderful what you did with this. What a wonderful series!
Comment by Wanda McDonald on April 12, 2017 at 3:52pm

Love your house series Karen. I really like how you changed the detail of the front area leading up to the house - it actually looks a lot nicer than the real life version.

When you say using a bigger brushes...what size are you using.

On Sunday I attended a demo on acrylic painting with big brushes by Mac Grieve. He used a 2" brush to do about 90% of an impressionistic landscape painting and I was blown away. So will be trying my hand at this as soon as I finish my 4 works in progress that I have sitting here right now.

Cheers, Wanda

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