The big beautiful Colorado tree on the left haunted me to paint Roadside Stop. It has an amazing sphere-like shape. Some trees just stand out. Like the huge elm tree on county road 108 between I94 towards Pelican Rapids, MN. If you mention it – people know what tree you are talking about. It is proof to the fact if you plant something in good ground, it will grow as big as it can.
Sometimes we really want to paint something, but it has to be placed as a back drop in a painting. I remember painting a picture of a fisherman and an artist told me the tree was trying to be the center of interest. Here, the simplicity of the big tree serves its purpose by leading you into the painting with its powerful shape which is what’s important.
Please mark your calendar to see “Roadside Stop” and some of my new acrylics in Palm Desert, California at the upcoming:
Coachella Valley Watercolor Society 2023 Annual Member’s Art Show & Sale
Opening February 9th, 5:00-7:00 p.m. | Show is also open February 10-12, 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
FREE ADMISSION with Daily Artists Demos 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.