Friday, September 2, 2011

3 Trees

3 Trees
Along the shores of the San Francisco Bay just west of the Saint Francis Yacht Club, there are 3 large trees that have been there as long as I can remember.  The wind blows off the Pacific Ocean through the Golden Gate toward Berkeley and over the years, these trees have shown the effects of the prevailing wind by growing up and bending toward the east.  The trees could symbolize how in life we yield to forces surrounding us.  This piece was done on a 16 x 12 inch linen panel drawn in the "peinture à l'essence" technique that Degas (briefly) and Toulouse-Lautrec used with oil paints.