One of my very favourite things to paint is sumacs. Some people consider them weeds, others totally ignore them, some few have never heard of sumacs. But I love them for their wildness in the rocky landscapes of northern Ontario, for their perfectly pointed and oppositional shapes, for their emotion as they are dying and for always their absolutely stunning overlapping mass of colours. This one particular year, about 5 years ago, my friend and I drove south along HWY 11 for several miles south of Bracebridge. We pulled the car over on the highway to take a ton of pictures of the glorious hues before us. That year the colours were every shade imaginable, including blue, purple and grey. So my colours are no exaggeration. And then there is the proud display of upright magenta/crimson fruit that wears a cap of snow in the winter.
Acrylic on unframed canvas. 30"h x 24"w x 1.5"d
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