pastel painting of a tree on the bank of the river

Old Guardian-pastel painting of a gnarly old tree on the banks of a river

pastel painting of a tree on the bank of the river in the forest
Old Guardian, soft pastel on paper, 6×9″.

I love this old tree that sits on a the bank of the Pere Marquette River in the Manistee National Forest. I love the way the left branch spirals out into space, a fractal if I ever saw one. I love the holes in the trunk and like to imagine the critters that take refuge there.

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