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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


  1. I think I'd be tempted to sit in its lap if I happened upon that tree. Then.... would the branches wrap around my torso? There's a good story in this one. I'm loving this painting and the possibilities of it.


  2. Oh...please write that story, you are on the right track for my tree series; I feel like they are family members all with a unique tale to share!

  3. It reminds me of one of the Ents from Tolkien's LOTR, so maybe there's a story that's already been written. Perhaps this is just one of the Ents that got left behind? Love the lighting in this one Cindy!

  4. I love this and wish I could find a tree to rest on like this more often (or ever!) while walking. Great painting- I really like it in the black floater as well, sets it off nicely. I just love your trees- looking forward to more!

  5. Thanks guys, more trees in the works; will share soon. See? We all KNOW this tree!


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