Monday, March 23, 2009

Birch III & IV

Birch III (top painting)
 Birch IV(bottom painting)

A wider (and larger) format is well suited to birch trees. These are 11x24 inches and I posted them together because they would make a nice set to group side by side on a wall.  I could not post them that way, so here they are stacked, but that is not how I would hang them.

On a moonlight evening birch trees can appear to be etherial...  Ghostly beings huddled together shaking hands, leaning in to hear a good story, hugging, patting each other on the back in a friendly gesture, whispering together as you walk by...  Each tree is unique. Some are large and robust, others slender and delicate.  A few look frail with frost cracks looming large on their tiny frames, while others have a bit more peeling bark... and scared limbs. Each unique from the rest.

How boring it would be if they all looked alike. Who would bother to paint them?
11x24 inches each, pen and ink with ink wash on 140 lb arches watercolour paper.  (Ready to be matted and framed)

Birch IV is sold

*Birch III is available ($150.00 + 20.00 S/H anywhere in North America)


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