Walking in the woods is one of my greatest pleasures. The earthy scents, the bird songs, the trickling brooks, the insect chatter, the occasional sound of the wind in the trees, the sunlight finding it's way through the leafy canopy, the verdant mosses, silvery lichens, lacy ferns, and all the other woodsy plants excite my senses. The fallen trees, branches, and leaves remind me of the beauty of the process of decay that feeds the earths micro organisms that sustain life.
This painting of a fallen tree is about that necessary process.
oil on canvas (Painted entirely with palette knife.)