5/14/12

Tree Trunk (study)

Tree Trunk (study) oil on panel

Here is a small study in oil I did last week up on Cooper Mountain Nature Park.  This park is a restoration area full of recently planted natural habitat species paired with trails winding through the park. There are also many established species that have been there for many years and thankfully are native to the area. 
The fir tree, native to Oregon, stands tall. Sometimes they will stand 100' or more, but sadly enough it has shallow roots.  A bold, strong wind storm will likely fall a fir and thus, start the whole cycle of life over again.  Here is my eye level view of a beautiful fir. I'm guessing this one tree is probably around 150 years old told by the width of the trunk. 

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