Progress in the Studio 5/13/2009: Trees are in for the spring

Now that I have finally finished all of my commission work, I can once again focus on my work. I seem to have gravitated towards trees again. It is funny how a subject emerges. I am enjoying the loose format after the structure of 5 commission paintings.

This is from a large tree I photographed in Southern Louisiana while cycling on the Tammy Trace Trail. The overall size is 48" high by 68" wide. Below is the photo I am working from.

These are 2 10 x 10 Crape Myrtle - not quit finished.

Last but not least, 2 - 10" x 15" Oak trees - Finished!!!