Posts Tagged ‘Fall color

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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20
Oct
12

Early fall at Tamarack Nature Center

Many of the leaves have already fallen now in Minnesota, but a few weeks ago when they were just beginning to turn, I went out to do some small sketches. Here’s one of the trees in my local park, in the afternoon light.

Tree at Tamarack in fall color




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