Stand of Lodgepole Pines
by Kathleen Sauerbrei
Stand of Lodgepole pines
Acrylics on canvas board. 14" X 18". On the way to Banff, Alberta Canada The curved base of the one tree is so rare. Lodgepole pines grow straight up, and only the top actually has any branches.
That this one eventually grew straight up is a wonder.
The hardest part for me was the gradient light on the pine needles and denoting the distances between the foreground and the back.