“To paint trees well, we should know them well. Each and every tree has its characteristics. These should be studied. Some trees have very thickly massed foliage which suggests compactness and solidity. Others have sparse foliage with perhaps many opening between the leaves and twigs. Certain species are tall and slender, some more “squatty” or round in form. Aside from their shapes, texture and local color, seasonal changes and atmosphere modify their appearance.” – Edgar Payne
On view now at the Crocker Museums exhibition: Edgar Payne: The Scenic Journey, from February 11th to May 6th, 2012.
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