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Thursday, August 16, 2018

"Family Tree II" sold

"Family Tree II" 20"x24" Oil on Belgian Linen Panel  sold

This is a specific commission of the larger version for one of the children 
whose family owned this farm and this tree.  

She requested that I include the plank of wood that the children used to climb up into the tree and remembers the trepidation she had traversing it way up over the marsh below.

As the owner of this reminisced, she recalled working the farm with her siblings long before the sun awoke. When midday made it too hot to work, 
her father would allow them a break to play and be shaded in these branches.  

During times when the tide was high, they would jump into the cool 
water to be refreshed until work had to resume. 

In the evenings, after the hard work was ended, the 9 children would climb back into the arms of this tree to watch the last display of color and light as the sun dipped below the horizon.

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