Wednesday, December 2, 2009


oil/canvas board
$90, S&H included in continental U.S.

In one post on my blog, I wrote of the red cedars that overtake farms and pastures in this part of, the country and are considered a nusiance. This is an example not far from my home. I think they are quite beautiful, especially in winter. They are green,not red. At certain times of the year, they have a reddish brown tinge on the outer branches. They provide a pleasing contrast to the browns and golds of winter and are seen in abundance along secondary roads.


  1. Oooooohhhh that's gorgeous!!!!

    My mom and dad came from Oklahoma and my uncles and cousins all still live there... mostly around Tulsa.
    I always think of Oklahoma as red... remember miles and miles of red earth on our trips back there every summer.

    Last time I was there was shortly after a major ice storm and the poor trees were all broken.

    This is beautiful work, Betty!

  2. Hello Marian,

    Thanks for such a lovely comment. You are familiar with the Oklahoma landscape and the cedars. Our trees have pretty much recovered from the ice storm of three years ago and looking good again. We have had one of the most beautiful autumms in recent memory.
    Thanks again for visiting.

  3. This is just wonderful. I love the color - and you've done a beautiful job with varying the textures which is difficult on a small painting.

    Very nice indeed.

  4. Hi, Betty
    I really like this painting.
    Here in the Piedmont of North Carolina, we have lots of Red Cedars and also red clay earth! I'm very fond of both. Cedars offer such a beautiful green sentinel in the winter landscape and I spent lots of time making mud pies of red clay as a little boy!
    You have a beautiful style of painting.

  5. Great works! Nice, painterly and good color.

  6. Hi, Betty
    I really like this painting-your technique is so alive and "of the moment"! I also am very fond of red cedars and red dirt! They are both in great abundance here in piedmont North Carolina! The cedars are such beautiful sentinels in the landscape, especially in the winter. As far as the red dirt (red clay) goes, I spent many hours and happy days as a youmg child making mud pies, crude sculptures, and mortar for laying stones out of the red clay. Great memories have come forth because of this painting. Thanks!

  7. Thanks, C......glad you came to visit.

  8. Steve, I love this comment. I, too, love these cedars. They add so much to the winter color scheme.
    Am not so fond of red dirt, however. Fortunately, most of the red dirt is west of here near Oklahoma City and on west. The red dirt tinge is in our rivers and streams in parts of the state and I do prefer clear water. I am happy to have reminded you of these childhood experiences and thanks for the visit.

  9. they are a beautiful tree. I'd sure rather have cedars take over the country than the Russian Olives like here in Wyoming. Planted first as a shelterbelt tree they have created a real problem along streams and irrigated lands.
    Nice Pallette knife work. I have a good artist friend who does pallette knife painting and has become quite well known for her work. Carol Sweeney. I have never really tried it seriously but it sure has possibilities. Good job.

  10. Hi Gary, I am glad to hear from you. I appreciate the comparison of your olives to my cedars.
    I am enjoying using the knife, certainly keeps me loose and creates reflected light that I don't seem to be able to get with a brush. Not famililar with Sweeney but will google and find her. Thanks....