........An everyday painter? yes... A painting a day, ah, ...in a perfect world.

Monday, January 24, 2011

'Red Sentinels'  2011
20 x 24 x 3/4
From my Tall Trees Series. Highly textured tall trees with layers of glazed colors, this style has been a favorite for my collectors for years. I've done these trees in many different colors, including greens, golds, rusts and reds. I think this latest warm red version has an Old World look and feel.


$275 unframed + $35 US shipping
READY TO HANG, sides painted black, hanging hardware installed or you can have it framed if you prefer.

Here's the canvas during the texture phase. Trees are loaded with texture and there is a subtle fern-like texture throughout the canvas.  Glazes of color are added a layer at a time. This one has rusty, warm red tones.


  1. Oh Jenna! I love it! I wish we lived closer. I would have loved to see this one in person. I would have never known that the tree's were textured.

  2. Thanks Nicole! The texture is really cool. I'm going to add a photo with a side view showing the texture better tomorrow...Check out my new gig! I'm the newest member of The Daily Painters of Arizona. http://dailypaintersofarizona.blogspot.com/
    Scary and FUN!

  3. I know! I'm so excited for you. I've got it bookmarked and have been checking to see your first post. :) Can't wait to see the side view. What did you use?

  4. I use stamped thick gesso for the fern texture throughout...let this dry for a day....then very thin rice paper moistened with gesso for tree texture, pushed and coaxed into tree shapes.... let this dry for a day...After that I begin my translucent colored glazes 'til I like what I'm seeing. Three separate steps, but each one fun...I still haven't gotten the side view photo taken..maybe tomorrow....I've got my full attention on a painting I need to ship by Thursday!

  5. This is absolutely beautiful. I love the texture.