What's on the Easel?

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.