My favourite treePosted: October 20, 2012
Perfect maple trees are difficult to find in my neighbourhood because many of them have had branches hacked off in a seemingly indiscriminate way by the power company. Some have gaping holes in the middle or huge limbs missing but this one must be far enough away from the wires to have been left intact. I’ve been wanting to paint this tree for a long time but couldn’t figure out how to fit it all on the page. I didn’t manage to get the full dome of the foliage but the part that I really wanted to paint was the contrast between the electric yellow of the autumn leaves against the dark of the trunk.