Today I have a two-fer for you. One tree, two paintings. The first one painted, below, is Tree at Sunset done in oil on a smooth surface, and the second, bottom, Days of Future Passed, an acrylic was done on a textured strata. There is definitely a yin yang in the execution here. The oil to me has a softer, more naturalistic, and (forgive me) feminine feel, just like the paint. More sensitive and available to the touch of the brush. The oil paint is slower drying, and for me, the emotional content lingers and can become stickier as it sets. On the other hand the acrylic has a bolder presence. It colors have a higher chroma and harder edges, done with a quick, firm, more direct masculine application. Still I feathered some edges to take advantage of the texture. The oil feels more ethereal to me, yet with the acrylic I became much more aware of the cosmological passing of time. The Circle of Life, always creating. The day ends here, creating new beginnings elsewhere. At sunset and twilight time my mind begins to drift and I thought of the classic 1967 Moody Blues Album, and felt that it would be appropriate for the title: Days of Future Passed.
Enjoy the full album here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTnFLl5vkLY
Tree at Sunset 6x6 Oil on Gessoboard
Days of Future Passed 6x6 Acrylic on Canvas board