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With such a long very cold winter, where it is so cold you begin to feel trapped in your home, one becomes a bit ansty and hopeful for change. Each morning, coffee in hand, I look out the front room window which faces the rising sun, hoping to see the snow melting or some sign of respite from the cold. What I do see is about 30 inches of snowpack and the edge of the woods.


On the edge of the front yard is a large majestic Bur Oak tree. In the morning on occasion the sun rises behind the trees. That's what this painting is all about: The big tree, the sunburst, and the snow.


Bur Oak, in the Front Yard edge of the Woods, 20 x 20 1.5 inches, oil paint sticks on an acrylic pumice base.