Tuesday, May 23, 2017


This tree at the pond, I've been told,  is a black willow, not a weeping willow.  Wikipedia says they are given to "frequently forking near the base," which happened with this tree.  I tried to reduce the complexity of what I encountered when making this painting.  I liked the way the sun struck the mass of foliage, and the small sky reflections underneath, but I realized quickly, and maybe too late, that this jumble would require a lot of work to organize. The painting is a 9x12 oil on panel.

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