9×12 original pastel on sanded paper, framed, $225 plus shipping
Everything has a foundation. A foundation gives balance and standing. In the case of a tree, a foundation gives nutrients to the rest of the plant. And if it is a flowering tree, that a very important role. A magnolia tree does not have an ordinary trunk. The massive magnolia tree has twists, overlaps, color contrasts and texture. I tried to encapsulate one and hone in on an essential part that may not be pretty like its flowers, but just as interesting.