This painting was completed in April 2003, just after my third son and his mother (my ex-wife) left for a new life-style in Florida. I had just moved into a short-term apartment in Exton, Pennsylvania (Thomas Meeting apartments). Note the bareness and spindly limbs of the central image, a pine. Also note the receding bush on the right, in a moody sky and rainy day. It was a great stress reliever and would apply to anyone experencing the emotions of divorce. Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 30in, (framed). This painting was completed before meeting my present lovely wife Brenda E. Traini.
I do not know the species of the tree (Monterey?), but it had a single trunk, spindly limbs and short needles, about 10 feet tall. It had been trimmed professionally and was healthy, but to me it was as moody as the sky. Rolling hillsides and green lawns.
En-plein air painting (/of Sandy Hollow preserve, site of the Brandywine Battle of the Revolutionary Way. British troups under Generals Howe and Cornwallis against General Washington and the largest number of fighting troops (22,000 to 30,000) of the Revolutionary War. The site ilines.s south west of West Chester, about 35 miles from Philadelphia. Rolling hills belittle the scale of the battle; cannons are placed around boundaries. To the west is the Birmingham Meeting House, where soldiers on both sides were cared for by Quakers.