Saturday, December 28, 2013

Lone Pine

"Lone Pine"
9x12 acrylic on canvas panel
Available through DPW gallery/auction

Previously painted earlier this year, 
this painting is now on a 1-week auction at DPW
at a very affordable starting bid!

This lone pine sat at the entrance to our cove on the lake in upstate NY. And the constant occurrence of high waters in the spring has caused a great deal of erosion. This poor tree stood at the point of the land and every spring it was surrounded by water. And every fall, as the lake waters receded to prepare for winter, the exposed roots would show. Finally, a few years ago, the tree fell and has since been cut up and removed. But I loved this tree and always looked at it standing on the point - it was our point of reference when we were on the lake - a beacon to find our way home. 

This painting is from a photograph my husband took one cold winter morning when the temperature was barely above zero. I tried to capture those first morning rays as they first appear on the horizon.

1 comment:

CrimsonLeaves said...

Beautiful painting, Nancie and I love how you captured the rising sun. I always hate to hear of losing a tree. This one sounds like it has a ton of history to it. Glad you've captured it for posterity in your painting!


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