Trees fascinate me. You can find them in the most unlikely of places, growing in conditions that are hardly ideal against fierce odds. You can look at a forest from a distance and think that it looks rather boring, a smear of uniform color across a mountainside. But if you step close and walk among the trees, you realize that each tree is different. It's a product of its nature (species) but also nurture in the form of interaction with other trees, animals, rainfall, etc. In that way, trees are a lot like humans. I love trying to discover a tree's "personality" through my paintings.
In this particular painting, I saw the coming of autumn, not as a time of death or despair, but almost as a sigh of relief. The long, hot summer days are finally gone, the weather takes on a crispness, and the world starts to slow.
It's an acrylic painting with black painted edges (no need to frame if you don't want to) and a hanging wire attached to the back of the stretched canvas frame.
20 inches x 16 inches x 5/8 inches