Sunday, March 22, 2009

Walnut Tree--Original Landscape Oil Painting

Yesterday the sun came out just long enough for me to get out of the house and take a walk at one of my favorite parks. It was cold and crisp with a winter-like breeze. The only hint of spring was some faint sunlight. When I passed this old walnut tree, I couldn't help but marvel at how old it must be. Its branches are huge, scraggly, and bare. The trunk with its heavy bark, knarled with age, especially caught my attention. I snapped a picture and when I got home painted it. Since it is a tree I visit often, it will probably be a subject for painting again when it begins to leaf out. This painting is 5x7 inches on a gessoed hardboard panel.
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