20cm x 28.5cm
28cm x 36.5cm
When I painted “Lonely Birch,” I was inspired by the beauty of the natural world, and the way in which even a single tree can stand out so boldly against the landscape. The birch tree has always been a favorite, with its delicate branches and striking silver bark, and I wanted to capture that essence in this piece.
Using acrylics on a 20cm x 28.5cm canvas, I carefully layered colors and textures to bring this scene to life. The result is a painting that draws you in and invites you to linger, to soak in the peaceful atmosphere and feel the quiet strength of the birch tree.
To enhance the beauty of the painting, I chose a walnut stained frame which measures 28cm x 36.5cm, and an ivory mount color that perfectly complements the warm tones of the painting. Together, these elements create a stunning piece of art that is sure to add a touch of natural beauty to any room.
As an original work of art, “Lonely Birch” is truly one-of-a-kind, and owning it means having a piece that is not only beautiful, but also unique. Whether you’re a lover of nature or simply appreciate the beauty of fine art, this painting is a must-have addition to your collection.
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This painting began with a sketch while walking in the forests of Argyll. The path into the forest stretched ahead of me, growing darker as it took me further into the dense trees. I walked for a while, enjoying the solitude and listening to the sounds of a nearby stream. I rounded a bend and ahead of me, a new landscape emerged of dripping moss and golden light. A lichen covered birch tree stood by a collapsed wall, inviting me to rest a while.
As I sat quietly, a deer walked out of the trees, not aware of me at first, she came calmly towards me. Suddenly she stopped in her tracks, her instincts kicking in as she sought the source of her unease. We watched each other briefly, then, with a huge graceful leap, she disappeared into the dark trees. It was beautiful and I have a small print of this painting on my wall at home to remind me of that special moment.