This is the last of the four paintings I painted during my artist-in-residency at Creative Arts Camp in Maine. The other three were abstractions done in acrylic, but I also wanted to capture the beautiful place I was. I painted all week near this incredible tree, and I was particularly attracted to the redness and the textural roughness of its bark, as well as its one-sided, woven branches.
Braided Branches on Long Lake was painted in plein air in pastel. It is 15″x22.”
See the entire painting above, and closer up details of it below.