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.
It made my ears ache.
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I was driving into town to work today and was gobsmacked by the flowers on all the trees. You know those pink ones with the really giant blooms on them? I love those things. If I had one in my yard I think I’d just stare at it all day so long as the flowers lasted. I took a lot of reference photos just in case the wind blew all the blooms away and then I did this little painting when I got in my studio. It’s fluttery and windswept and pink, just like those trees.
This little painting is about sitting on top of a log in the middle of the Manistee National Forest. Steve and I had gone walking around a potential camping spot near the Pere Marquette River and started wandering along a deer path. Deer seem to pick out the prettiest places to walk along. Anyway, we came across this huge tree across the path and naturally, Steve wanted to climb aboard and pose for a picture. I love living around here.
This is one of my daily paintings. If you would like to purchase it, please email me.
Today’s painting is about a big ol’ pine tree in the JDP. I love the asymmetrical shape of this tree and especially when it’s silhouetted against a beautiful deep blue sky.
The big pines in the Julington Durbin Preserve are fun to paint because they have these elegant branches that curve down and then swoop back up again and they’re dotted all over with poofs of needles. I heart them.
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