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I started this painting on December 30 after having watched Art of the Cross (a documentary about crucifixions paintings throughout history). I wanted to take some of the dramatic elements of those paintings (in particular Rubens and Rembrandt's work) but to continue with my tree series.


There's a tree stump that I see on a regular basis that I've wanted to paint and have taken photos of while at a red light over the past couple of years. I was also going to add vines but I've decided that it wasn't needed. This tree stump can be seen in the painting, "The Living Artist" that I finished prior to this work.


Oil on Canvas - 20" x 20""

Finished January 23, 2024

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