At the sharp turn

I was back in Angell Woods with my easel today. The woods were packed with walkers and their dogs, which was a joy to see, but I set myself far back enough off the path to avoid getting knocked over by curious dogs. Standing at the easel helps, of course. When I was sitting on a stool last week, I was at dog level, which made me and my gear much more interesting.

I’ve wanted to paint this big old tree for the longest time. It’s at a place in the woods where the path takes a sharp turn at the base of slope, and you can’t miss it. It felt great to be painting outside on a warm autumn day, especially because in a month or so I’ll likely be back in my car studio waiting for the snow to fall.

12 Comments on “At the sharp turn”

  1. Tracy says:

    I’m jealous of your nice weather….it is overcast and cool here. I like the tree painting and know that feeling of being drawn to a particular tree! There is one I have been wanting to paint for a long time, but there is no place for a car to stop anywhere near it. Someday maybe there will be no traffic and I can grab a photo and paint it at home. Enjoy your fall weather Shari!


  2. Denise says:

    I feel the warmth from the “blanket” of the woods. Glad you could get outside to enjoy painting.


  3. Leslie Blackwell says:

    The softly melded colours in the tree trunk are beautiful.
    Thanks, Shari.


  4. Great texture and details to the tree and the woods. Looks like you have some autumn colors up by you. Lovely!!


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  6. Claire Russell says:


    That is a “handsome” gnarly tree, just waiting to be painted! Excellent! Î

    Claire Russell



  7. Judy Sopher says:

    So glad to see this painting. Amazing what you have done with a tree trunk. I have worked om a series of gnarled apple trees trunks.. so I really appreciate your rendition.Your use of the colors iis interesting as well.Here I go again with people but it does have enough expression to look like a person. Nice painting.


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