14
Oct
13

Amazing tree

Fall has come very late to Minnesota this year, and we’ve have many days of warm weather and near-blinding sunlight. This has made most everyone very happy, including plein air painters!

In the parkland near my house, I have a favorite tree that I can see across the grassland during my regular walks. This tree continues to amaze me – its heartwood is absent, presumably scorched away by lightening and perhaps fire years ago. There is also a hole in its bark one can see right through. Yet the tree stands strong, alone on the hillside, always with a full, healthy display of leaves.

Here are a couple paintings I did over the past week featuring this tree, along with a quick sketch of the adjacent treeline and wetlands.

Companion animals: garter snake(s), deer ticks

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4 Responses to “Amazing tree”


  1. 3 Patricia Okaya
    October 15, 2013 at 3:59 am

    They are all beautiful! Hope to see them soon.

  2. 4 Sean Mahan
    October 15, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    Your paintings are really beautiful. I love your work.


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