Pine Beneath the Ruins, 2023
While my family explored the ruins of the Chateau de Montferrand on Pic-Saint Loup, France, I sat in the cool shadow of a crumbling wall and sketched the small cluster of pine trees growing between the rocks. This painting evolved from that initial sketch. I was especially trying to capture the feeling that the pines were leaning outward, a continuation of the rocky bank yet moving away.
16.5 x 24 inches
Acrylic and Oil Pastel on Paper