Sunday, August 18, 2013

Tree of Love

6"x6" oil

I saw this tree while Maria and I were fishing Saturday morning. I can't tell you how many times I passed this tree and never noticed or wondered anything before but Sat. morning seeing the light reflecting off the grass and hitting the trunk made me take notice and suddenly I was aware of the multitude of initials carved into the trunk over the years.
I painted this from photos I shot, I was careful to get the right exposure for the shadowed area showing the reflected light and the carved initials.


Kev's Art said...

Really good picture with some lovely, warm greens. I like the way you caught the shadows and sunlight. Good job!

mary maxam said...

Oh, one of my very favorites of yours! Real strength in composition and execution.