John Constable, - Study of the Trunk of an Elm Tree, ca. 1821. Constable probably painted this remarkable sketch in Hampstead. It is so realistic that it has an almost photographic quality.

John Constable, - Study of the Trunk of an Elm Tree, ca. 1821. Constable probably painted this remarkable sketch in Hampstead. It is so realistic that it has an almost photographic quality.

I chose this picture becauae of the different tones on the 'blotches' of bark. I like this because a creates a rough texture. I could recreate this well with oil pastels

I chose this picture becauae of the different tones on the 'blotches' of bark. I like this because a creates a rough texture. I could recreate this well with oil pastels

Elwha, 2011, egg tempera and oil on panel. 40.5” x 72”. Nathan DiPietro

Elwha, 2011, egg tempera and oil on panel. 40.5” x 72”. Nathan DiPietro

Wood Lane - Claude Monet, 1876, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA http://www.philamuseum.org/

Wood Lane - Claude Monet, 1876, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA http://www.philamuseum.org/

Late Afternoon Clouds -Original Plein Air Watercolor. $300.00, via Etsy. I just spent my spending money on a micro hi fi, which was sensible since it will get plenty of use by the whole family, but if I hadn't, I would have bought this.

Late Afternoon Clouds -Original Plein Air Watercolor. $300.00, via Etsy. I just spent my spending money on a micro hi fi, which was sensible since it will get plenty of use by the whole family, but if I hadn't, I would have bought this.

Landscape Painting by Danish Artist Peder Monsted (1859-1941) ~ Blog of an Art Admirer

Landscape Painting by Danish Artist Peder Monsted (1859-1941) ~ Blog of an Art Admirer

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