Friday, January 16, 2009

The Tree

The Tree | 50"x50" | oil on canvas

I thought I'd post a commission that I just completed. I don't paint a lot of large landscapes, but when asked to paint this tree I decided to take it on. I've had it on and off of my easel for months and finally delivered it to the client last week.

This is a huge cottonwood tree that is in their backyard and it is quite an impressive specimen. They were quite specific that they wanted the tree to be the lone focus, and I think that gives the finished painting a peaceful meditative quality. It is going in a great location directly above the fireplace in their living room.

Click on the photo for a closer look.


  1. Hello John. This cottonwood is so beautiful! The light and shadow are very dramatic and the size makes it all the more fantastic. Well done.

  2. WOW, I really LIKE that one! Makes me feel "calm" just looking at it! Great job once again!
    Aunt Betty

  3. Very nicely done! Dramatically different than what I saw perusing the rest of your blog. Your clients should be well pleased.

  4. I am surprised that you don't paint more landscapes as you have a terrific eye for the details that make these objects incredible on canvas. This might be one of my favorites - besides the ice cream parlor that is...

  5. This is really beautiful, John Evan!