LONE TREE © Barbara J. Hart, 24″ x 24″
oil/collage on canvas
Here’s the painting on my easel this week. A walk through a Pennsylvania meadow inspired this painting/collage. I love to study trees, don’t you? I’m inspired by how they exist in the landscape. The power in the form of a tree with branches reaching out in various directions encloses you and at the same time is open. I’m investigating landscape and how it implies a distant space and at the same time restricting the tree to a square or rectangle. In my attempt to observe trees I also investigate painting as a process and my relationship to the landscape.