Friday, May 11, 2012

The Swamp

Notes From My Tree Journal

I've had a very busy spring and I'll be leaving on Monday for a week to do a residency in St Augustine Beach.

I really had fun with this painting. it is a bit dreamy, moody and loose in construction. It's fun to let a painting lead you around the easel now and then. I'm very fond of Bald Cypress trees and have painted them for years. I find them to be exotic and beautiful, all having individual personalities. Luckily there are many around this part of Florida for me to observe and practice painting. most of the rivers are lined with them and there are many young ones growing at Fair Oaks where I paint often. 

I am on the hunt for a bald cypress bonsai tree. I would love to have a nice little one. 


  1. Hi,

    Wonderful mood, achieved through good composition and great choice of colours.
    Really like it.
    In a certain way, it reminds me of those pre-historic movies.


  2. Jose'
    Thanks so much. Yes, a primeval feel to it.