Old Apple Series

The old Cortland apple trees on our farm are 80 or more years old. They have been through a lot, from tornadoes that knocked some of them down to ice storms that broke them in half. There were beavers that gnawed of limbs and took some trees down. Yet the miracle of their blooming every spring is amazing and their endurance is so hopeful. We transplant the saplings of the old trees so they will live on in their children. Now the vines I have been painting from the sides of roads are encroaching on what’s left of the apple orchard so the two series combine. The trees still flower and produce apples in the fall, they show their energy and beauty in their decline.


Endurance 40 x 40 inches, oil on canvas Old Apple Tree Series 2013

Endurance
40 x 40 inches, oil on canvas
Old Apple Tree Series 2013

 

Gypsy Apple 16 x 16 inches, oil on panel 2013

Gypsy Apple
16 x 16 inches, oil on panel
2013

 

Hold On 14 x 18 inches, oil on panel Old Apple Tree Series 2013

Hold On
14 x 18 inches, oil on panel
Old Apple Tree Series 2013

 

Apple Jet 20 x 25 inches, oil on panel Old Apple Tree Series 2013

Apple Jet
20 x 25 inches, oil on panel
Old Apple Tree Series 2013

 

Ridge Apple

Ridge Apple
48 x 48 inches, oil on panel
Old Apple Tree Series 2013

 

Spring Dance 20 x 27 inches, oil on panel Old Apple Tree Series 2013

Spring Dance
20 x 27 inches, oil on panel
Old Apple Tree Series 2013