The Pines

The Pines
Watercolor, Plein Air
9 x 10


Years ago, shortly before my father passed away, he had given us twenty something Southern Pine seedlings when we first moved to our home. About half of what I planted survived and grew to some 60 feet high, looming over the house. We enjoyed those pine trees so much! They’ve always given us fond memories of our parents and Southern Arkansas. However, after our second, and more severe ice storm a few years ago we decided they had to go. It was just too dangerous having them so close to the house. I couldn’t stand the thought of having them hauled off, so had the logs rolled into the hollow just behind the house. A few days later, I sat on the ground and painted this watercolor. Occasionally, a seedling springs up from a left-over pine cone, and I’ve been transplanting them along the wood’s edge, away from the house. So thankfully, Daddy’s gift keeps giving.

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