Tree Reflecting on Lake
by Chris Foster
(Yarmouth, NS, Canada)
Acrylics on canvas (10" x 8") This is my first painting. I was always interested in paintings, I don't know why but it always intrigued me. I decided that I too wanted to start painting so I went and purchased a cheap canvas for a buck just to get started.
I had a set of acrylic paints and brushes sitting in the basement so that was a start. I had looked at some pictures on the internet of near by places where I live and found one that I wanted to re-create on a canvas.
The only experience I had with painting were some grade 10 art projects with watercolors. Watercolors were not that bad to work with but I wanted to experiment with other paints. I took some techniques from my art class and some from online videos including the ones on this site.
I'm most pleased with how both trees turned out and the water. If I would re-do this painting I would probably work on the sky and the trees in the background more. It was something I really enjoyed creating and I am sure to keep on painting with acrylics and to improve on my skills.