In this painting:
“German word meaning 'bent wood', krummholz describes the twisted, stunted trees near treeline line on a mountain :: Continual exposure to strong, freezing winds can cause alpine vegetation to become stunted and deformed. Wind kills branches on the windward side, giving the tree a characteristic flag-like appearance. The flag appears on the lee side, or the side that enjoys a modicum of protection from the wind.”
“Krummholz” was started ‘in the field’ near the peak of Killington Mountain en plein air. Back at the home studio, I finished this piece. I refined the details while referring back to my notes from that day.
These mangled, resilient trees are so visually interesting to me. This particular spruce stands tall and proud above the others…crooked, broken, beautiful.
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Medium: oil on stretched canvas.
Size: 20”(H)x16”(W)canvas, 21”(L) x 17”(H) total framed dimensions
*This painting is framed in a maple floater frame.
Painted with only professional artist quality oil paints.
Signed on the back and front-2021 piece
Artist retains all reproduction rights and copyrights.
Copyright 2021 Carrie Pill
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Display pictures are a color reference only. Keep in mind that colors may vary slightly.