The Rainbow Tree [socs]

The Rainbow Tree is the best picture I have painted. I made it during a visit to my daughter in 2020 and got so excited by how well it turned out that I ordered a whole bunch of canvases and paints as soon as I returned. But unfortunately nothing I’ve painted since has pleased me at all. I’ve posted some here (since removed) and appreciate all the compliments, but the truth is… the pictures really sucked. I found more flaws in each one the more I looked at them until the point came when I couldn’t bear their existence at all. So I dumped them in the trash. But this tree… I love it so much. I have it sitting on my dresser so I see it every morning. It makes me happy. If only I could figure out how to make something else that pleased me to this degree.

I think maybe it’s time to change tutorials. I had a favorite art tutor and followed her videos, but lately my feeling is that she’s more interested in chitchat than walking us through step by step. Sometimes she gets so caught up in a side convo with her hubby or a YouTube commenter that she forgets to tell us how to paint the next part of the picture! When I try to improvise on my own, I screw it up. There must be no assumption whatsoever that I have any natural talent ~ I need the tutor to explain each thing in detail.

I really should find a good tutorial, since I have a ton of paint just waiting for the next Rainbow Tree. This will be one of my New Year’s goals.

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Image is mine.

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25 responses to “The Rainbow Tree [socs]

  1. I love this painting…

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  2. I thought your paintings were good. This one is brilliant.

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  3. I think the rainbow tree is fabulous.

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  4. I think maybe this is my favorite of all the ones you have posted, but the others were good, too. Well, I can’t think of what they were, so maybe you’re right.
    Anyhoo
    The tension of the left to right movement of the slope and the rain agains the right to left effort of the tree really makes this. Visually, right-to-left = harder effort.

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  5. I should make a New Year’s goal.

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  6. That’s a gorgeous painting, Paula. 💅🎨

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  7. Love this painting Paula!

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  8. We are always our own worst critics. I liked your other paintings, but if they didn’t make you happy, it’s better that they’re gone.
    I’m glad you’re going to try again cuz you seemed to really enjoy the actual painting part.
    💕🌷

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  9. It’s beautiful, Paula. And no wonder it makes you happy — it’s obviously a happy 🌈 tree!

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  10. It IS a beautiful tree!

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