October 3, 2016

Miniature in the Mail #6: "If a Tree Falls"

"If a Tree Falls"
5" x 5"
Oil on masonite
The inspiration for today's tiny painting comes from a walking tour we took recently of the Coyote Hills, led by a member of Save Coyote Hills, a community campaign to protect the hills from development.

It was my first time in the area and I gotta say it was not toasty but toast, a bit of a moonscape, though I was assured all the singed plants were dormant as a result of the five-tear drought in southern California and would resuscitate with the first rains. We passed fields of cactus and sagebrush. Atop one hill was this lone tree, skeletal, exposed even at the roots, but hanging in there.

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Have an excellent day!

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