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Tuesday, March 20, 2012


My tree series proceeds and sometimes I wonder if I see more into
these paintings than is possible?  No worries, I'm certain that
anyone who has ever hiked, or even taken a very long walk can relate to this one:

Honestly, this tree is for real!  We discovered it on a hike and I could not
resist.  Doesn't it look like it sat down and lost the energy
to get back up and move along?  I could feel the pain.
So I could not resist taking numerous photos and
filing them away to paint.
This was sketched out in graphite (a fancy way of saying pencil).  Then
I put watered-down acrylic washes on top, then back to graphite and then
more washes and back and forth until I got it where it is.
I've also spent plenty of time trying to image just how that tree got there
and grew (against all odds) so well in that spot...but mostly I just imagine pulling out
my water bottle and sharing a drink and a chat before I move on
along the trail.

16 x 12, framed with a black floater
available: BUY HERE

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