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trunk of an oak tree
12 x 16

This oak tree has been in my yard for as long as I can remember. I believe my parents planted it before I was born, so now it's a pretty imposing tree.

I took the idea for this painting from a water colorist I know. She did something similar with a sycamore tree in New Harmony several years ago. Rather than straining my neck looking up into the tree and back to my board, I placed a mirror at the base of the tree and painted the reflection.