Wash Park From the “Up in the Trees” Series
Stunning “Wash Park” is from my previous series, “Up in the Trees”. When my wife, Kathy, and I first married, we traveled quite a bit. Coming from Colorado, I have always admired trees, so we photographed trees wherever we went. I then upload the pictures to be digitized. Next, I work with the images in a photo enhancement software to adjust placement, values, shadows, contrast, and focus and compose a working draft. Finally, I create the artwork with oil paint in my studio (which, at the time was our garage) on either panel or canvas with a brush and/or palette knife. As the title indicates, this particular painting comes from a tree in Washington Park, Denver. We were on a holiday visit from Venice Beach: Pre Twins.