Saturday, October 07, 2006

October 7 - Solo Oak Tree

"Solo Oak" A 12 x 12 inch acrylic came out of the studio tonight, because I have been thinking about trees lately. I walk in our small pine grove, enjoying the sound of the wind there, and in another location, while removing some dead vegetation, I came across an 8" coastal live oak growing amidst the debris. So trees are around us, providing privacy and loftiness, inspiring and affecting us without our even being aware of it. Whether 80 feet tall or eight inches, trees are a part of our lives. 
 I painted this using two brushes--one was a 5.8 inch filbert for the large areas, and the second one was also a filbert, but only 3/8" wide. The painting is done with layers generally from dark to light. It s a hazy day, but not overcast. Anyone who has been in California for a while will recognize the coastal influence of the fog creating this ethereal light.
SOLD to new collector Carole Carroll of Seattle, Washington.

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