Monday, May 6, 2013

Olive Trees

Painting olive trees can drive one crazy.  At a distance they become the same color as the far hills, so they disappear in your work.  Up close they have this difficult color that changes with the light and breeze -  however, the up close option is the best especially if you  warm the cool olive color slightly.  The thing that makes olive trees interesting are their trunks,  the form of the twisted wood that gives the trees character.  Below are 3 examples from the Liguria region of Northern Italy.

Gli Olivi di Case Mancin  o/c 30 x 40cm - available at Galerie Art Passion

Tra gli Olivi  o/c 30 x 40 cm

Vecchio Olivo 70 x 50 cm o/c  -  Galerie Art Passion  SOLD

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