Friday, September 2, 2011

The Cellon Oak

Cellon Oak
24x30 inches
acrylic on canvas
warm silver frame
Available at my Loft Studio

Florida’s largest live oak is just south of the tiny town of LaCrosse in rural north Alachua County. Known as the Cellon Oak, it’s so expansive that the cover of “Big Trees in Florida” shows 30-some-odd people linking hands to approximate the width of the tree’s crown. It’ll help you put yourself in perspective! Web

I took my reference photo from a good distance away from the tree. I wanted to get the entire canopy. It is so large, I could not get a view close to it with the camera.  It was dead of winter, my favorite time to paint in Florida. The grasses turn rust, wheat colored and pink in the late afternoon.

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