Monday, November 1, 2010

The Green Tree

Acrylic on board, 5" x 7"
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On a walk in the foothills with Winslow I was startled to see this green tree, luminous in the late afternoon light. The color was made all the more intense by the autumn reds of the surrounding brush.

On closer inspection it turned out to be a lone apple tree. Usually that's the marker of an old homestead, but I didn't see any signs that buildings had ever stood nearby. Maybe Johnny Appleseed was here.


Anonymous said...

magical colours and wonderful brushwork Don!

Susan Roux said...

Perhaps a bat fly-by?

Great sun and shadows! Your composition is very interesting and don't you find the colors of the season help create a strong impact? Your punched oranges are balanced well with the gray foreground. Very nice.

Erin Kaiser said...

This is wonderful Don! I love the warm colors of autumn! The beautiful reds on the surrounding bushes really make the lovely green just "pop" on the apple tree! Autumn delight!

Don Gray said...

Rahina, I always appreciate your comments--thank you for being so supportive! Your recent portraits are very moving.

Don Gray said...

I guess it's more likely a bat or bird than Johnny Appleseed...way to burst my bubble, Susan! :^)

Thanks for your kind comments.

Don Gray said...

Hi Erin--great to hear from you, and thanks!