Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Stand of Arbutus 24 x 30 inch oil

Arbutus trees are very familiar here on Vancouver Island.  They seem to like to grow near the ocean for some reason, although you may find them just about anywhere on the Island.  The bark is very unusual as it sheds and peels every year and the bark is a very pretty orange in color. The tree keeps its leaves throughout the year but they turn brown and dead looking through the winter.  I love painting these trees mainly because of the uniquie color and texture of the bark.  I found this stand on Newcastle Island while on a hiking trip and just had to paint them!

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