One of my favorite places to be is my front porch, and this is the view I see from the front side. I love to watch the way the light rises up over the neighboring barn, high into the sky, before curving back around the other side of the property. It filters in differently from all of these places, and in the summer when the days are very long, it casts shadows while it is coming around the back of these trees around mid-day.


“Five Trees” is an original 8x8” acrylic painting on canvas panel of the dappled light dancing on the leaves of trees in my front yard and of shadows cast in the grass. As you may already know, the big walnut tree is a favorite of mine and one of the things that drew me to this place.


Six years ago, before I lived here, I used to drive past another very interesting-looking tree on the way to take my son to school. I had imagined I would bring my camera one of those mornings and pull over to take some photos of it, perhaps painting it later on. Sadly, before I did so, there was a terrible storm that took the tree down overnight, and it wound up cut into logs. I wish I had stopped sooner.


And so when we walked this land we live on now, I immediately grew fond of this tree, including it in many of my photos and enjoying the view of it from my porch. It is very distinct, and I feel as though I will never grow tired of it. I have painted it several times and am sure there will be more of it to come. In this particular painting, it was the shadow of it that I focused on and the light filtering in between the leaves.


Tree paintings are very grounding, calming home decor pieces. This one will bring light and calm to your home.

Five Trees 8x8" square painting

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  • This tree painting was created in layers of professional-grade acrylic paints. Gently dust with a clean, dry cloth as-needed. The panel is 8” square. The edges are 1/8“ thick and allow this painting to fit beautifully into most standard picture frames. It can be framed with or without glass. frame is not included