watercolor trees

Watercolor is the perfect medium for a series of paintings that has been percolating for a few years now. The subject matter is tree trunks, and how they show or heal over damage from insects, parasites, chainsaws, and so on.

A title for this series is giving me a little trouble. “Scars” is too full of drama for something that is a plain fact of life. There’s an appeal to “beauty marks”, but that’s too sentimental. Until I come up with something better, they can go by the title of “trunks”.

Trunks 1- 14x10; watercolor
Trunks 1- 14×10; watercolor