Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Requiem for three great trees





As some of you know we had a wild storm Monday...I painted this picture to remember three of the biggest and mightiest that are meeting thier sad fate with the chain saw right now...I guess they will keep us warm this winter but these enormous trees shouldnt be firewood...so which way do you like it better?

So do you like it vertically or horizontally? I painted it horizontally and threw some salt on the watery background....leaves l-r sycamore, white oak, water oak(70 feet easy and uprooted from the ground!)


This is a picture of posing bad kitty before the storm ...he was enjoying lollying on the back deck till the howling winds and rain hit....this cat has more poses in him than a paid model! and since hes an outside cat there is always a great view of him on the deck to watch his antics...

6 comments:

Bonny said...

These water colour paintings are wonderful!
You did an awesome job with the leaves,but truly, my favourite painting are Bad Kitty's poses!

Wonderful!

Dave said...

That storm must have been very scary. Good idea to have some lovely paintings to remember them by.

Lin said...

GREAT JOB on the leaves, Maggie!! I like both horiz and vertical! Sad fate for the trees, indeed .... though I can see these leaves on greeting cards -- that would be a terrific memorial for them!

Tracy said...

that kitty is wonderful - i have such problems drawing my cats and i don't know why - i love this with the text going round and the color

Africantapestry said...

Great leaves(favor the first one) and I love Kitty. I can watch my cats for hours! They are so supple and double jointed...it's like meditation to watch them....and stroke them.
Ronell

phthaloblu said...

Those leaves are just awesome, Maggie, even though you lost the trees. How sad. I don't like it when we lose our trees either. I like them vertically, btw.