12 x 9 Oil on Panel

In the neighborhood I grew up in stands this tree, full of character and intrigue. I passed it many times through my life, in all stages of it’s growth.  Every winter I would desire to paint it’s gnarled frame, but winter after winter I never got around to it.  Finally I made time for this patient subject, bearing the cold and the stiffness of my paints.   The result is a portrait of a kindly old tree, the center of many childhood haunts.

Deciduous | 2012 | Traditional Work