Monday, September 26, 2011

People Love Trees


Notes From My Tree Journal

Last weekend I set up shop at a festival in a center behind my studio. I took six of my tree paintings with me to show off to visitors. The above painting was the most popular with viewers. I received many comments on this one.

There were many painters at the festival who did Florida paintings. Visitors told me that mine were unique because I didn't do the same marsh and palm tree paintings that the others did. I have done many marsh and palm paintings in my long career, but for the last year or two, I have focused more on rural agricultural Florida. This is the land I grew up with. I was born and raised in north central Florida, with pines and hardwoods. I grew up with farmers and ranchers who hunted and fished to feed their families. The Florida of the past in many ways. This is unfortunate.

2 comments:

  1. I can see why people loved this painting so much - the way you've handled light is simply magical. The painting also makes me wonder what stories the tree would tell if only it could talk!

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  2. Thank you so very much. The image is poor as I'm not much of a photographer, so I am very grateful for your kind comments. I imagine there are many wonderful stories from the Civil War and onward known by this tree. The land was part of a vast plantation in those days.
    Love,
    Linda

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