Back up on the Ives Trail in Ridgefield Connectcut, this is one of the ancient specimen trees mentioned in yesterday's painting. This copper beech's trunk reminded me of a muscular human form, light and shadows draped over it's sculptured limbs. Twining verticals of color rising up the trunk constrast nicely with the horizontals of the meadow and sunlight resting across the grass growing behind this form. Cool shade, balanced light and forms - this is a peaceful place to linger.
This painting is approximately 5" x 7" acrylic painting on gessoed matboard, in an 8" x 10" cream colored mat, unframed, shipped to you directly by the artist. The title and prose that appear above are handwritten on the back of the painting. The painting is also signed and dated on the back.
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