24 x 20

Oil on Canvas

Private Collection

While walking with my daughter through a densely forested glen not far from my home, we came upon this huge, old, moss-covered maple tree.

I took several photos of her sitting on its knurly crown. It was years later that I painted this portrait of her, as she so loved that tree. She cried when she discovered that the beautiful maple had finally toppled over to the forest floor.