Thursday, January 22, 2015
Sycamore trees always seem to have a unique and interesting branch structure. You can get to know one and no matter how long in between visits, you will know your old friend the minute it comes into view. It may have lost a limb, yet like a friend that is aging you don't really notice, it's the same tree. I painted this one, simply because I wanted to explore those branches once again.
Oil on Canvas. 24X20
Monday, January 05, 2015
Elsmere Canyon is just down the road from my home and offers nature at her best for small hikes. You see prints in the dusty trail of animals, large and small and the trees vary from coastal oaks to pine trees at the top of the canyon. This scene is painted at the beginning of the lower trail with creek bed bushes and sycamores hanging on to some winter leaves. It's hard to fathom that this canyon was destine to be a dump before a furious fight.
oil on canvas, 20" X 24"