Monday, August 6, 2007

The Picnic Tree

This beautiful summer tree is painted in oils on a 8 x 10 gessoed hardboard. It is inspired by a huge maple tree in a park near my house. I call it the picnic tree because people love to sit under it from early spring through fall, spread out a blanket, and have a picnic. It is one of those trees--big, old, and familiar. This particular rendition was based on a photo I took early one evening when the shadows were getting long and families were out strolling.

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