Saturday, January 9, 2010

Sumac Line

I don't generally do pictures this close to home but it does happen....the view out the front window. Interestingly, it was a view similar to this that started this whole small series more than a decade ago.

Although they are first growth scrub trees, I like sumacs and so do the birds, and the dense growth of them on this property line was useful in blocking road traffic in summer. But many were leaning dangerously into the power lines. I used a come-along to pull the trees, as they were cut, away from the power lines. The trees that are still leaning at extreme angles are in no danger of falling on the lines, so they were left.

This was painted on January 4th and I wanted a record of this little project...the stack of cut wood under fresh snow.

Acrylic on gessoed paper, listed on Etsy.

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