Now that we've spent some time looking at how some familiar artists paint trees the next step is to paint some of our own. First, let's determine what role the trees are playing in the big picture.
These arboretum trees are meant to be decorative,
while this one plays a more practical role, providing shade beside a brick kiln.
The treatment you devise may be different one tree from another. Edges,value, composition, complexity may be manipulated to express the kind of presence the trees have in their particular context.
For homework, please consider how you want to interpret these scenes. You may want to paint the same scene with different approaches. Never mind what George Post would do, what would you do?
Feel free to use the trees as a jumping off place. You are not obliged to make your interpretation accurate