Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Winter Fir

The Douglas Fir is the iconic tree of the Pacific Northwest. They are the original source of Oregon`s wealth along with the salmon. Even after a couple of centuries of logging, they are everywhere. I have two in my front yard! When left in peace they can become truly massive and are worth the effort to see in the protected groves of the Cascades or on the coast.
watercolor on Yupo 6x6

available work in the studio


Libby Fife said...

This one is really beautiful-those blues and greens with that little shot of red-really nice.

I find myself looking extra closely now at the branches of our oaks. They are covered in mosses and lichen of all sorts and I think of your tree branches. There's always something to hold your attention isn't there?

Katherine Harra said...

Your abstractions from natural and real sources fascinate me. They are lovely whether or not we know what they represent, although your titles give a clue. I am currently working on the ability to leave my source behind, and I will continue to follow your work as inspiration for achieving this goal. Thanks for posting your work.

Maureen said...

What a gorgeous watercolor, Randall!

The Douglas Fir is my favorite for a Christmas tree.

Love to you and John this Thanksgiving.

Randall David Tipton said...

Thank you Katherine! I couldn`t find an email address anywhere on your profile to write you. I appreciate your thoughts. RT

RH Carpenter said...

Happy Thanksgiving holiday to you and John :) Love the cold colors in this one.