Magnolia Trunk


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.