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The Old Maple

"The Old Maple "
Original Acrylic on canvas

Painting size: 48" x 36"
Painted on canvas with 1 3/4" thick 'gallery wrap' stretchers. Sides also painted (requires no frame when hung)

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ABOUT THE PAINTING... "The Old Maple" is a painting based on an ancient tree located near my property close to the Ganaraska Forest. This painting was a great challenge for me and frankly it was not a fun job - an on-and-off 2 year laborious process. It required many layers of paint and thousands of small brushstrokes to achieve the detail and golden glow of the setting sun that I was after. I chose not to put any birds or animals in the piece because this old tree was enough. The painting has a striking appearance and abstract quality to it. Over time, an amount of soil ended up in the crotch of the tree enabling some other tree species to sprout - as shown in the clump of shoots.

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