Jackie Griswold Art Blog
I first named this painting "Lemon Tree" but my sister-in-law thought it should be called "Olive Tree" because it looks like the olives one puts in martinis. I defer to her wisdom.
I used several 'techniques' on this painting. The yellow/green background is watered down acrylic paint to create the look of watercolors. I then used a round sponge for the green on the tree, applied the browns of the trunk with a thick brush, layering the paint on thickly. I wasn't sure if I was done or not, so I put it aside for a bit. When I came back to it, I squirted drops of yellow directly from a bottle of acrylic paint, the took a brush to add the orange dots.
To be honest, I started out with something else in mind, which is what often happens. I never quite know where the paint and my mood will take me. I am relatively new to painting, and am having a lovely time experimenting with different styles, techniques and ideas.
Thanks for looking.