Tuesday, September 01, 2009

trees of life

Twin Oaks, painted by Arthur Hill Gilbert, California circa 1940's
Just a few trees to give you a bit of shade, or inspiration. I happen to adore this artist Arthur Hill Gilbert. The trees captured here say so much. If only they could talk.


The lure of the Cypress along "17 Mile Drive", painted by Arthur Hill Gilbert

Cypress, along the California Coast, Arthur Hill Gilbert
Having travelled in Europe and in America - some of my favorite trees are Oaks and Cypress.
Just a few lovely works of art, of trees to inspire you.

20 comments:

Debra said...

Shelter from the sun, a resting place in the shade- or perhaps, a heartfelt chat with a dear friend.
Lovely angular trees. After my recent jaunt-I feel full of inspiration. I do think this gorgeous dry air has a bit to do with it as well.

pve design said...

Debra,
There is suddenly a feeling of Fall in the air here too and my thoughts turn to the trees and the "turning of a new leaf"-
Glad your recent jaunt has you full of inspiration.
Run with it!
pve

Frau said...

Oak trees remind me of my childhood.

Karena said...

The image along the 17 mile drive along the coast between Carmel and Monterrey bring back some of my best memories!

Michelle said...

Lovely. Victoria has really old Garry Oaks, and I loved living there, to walk the trails where they lived.

These paintings are so moody...I love them.

Best,
Michelle

Ideezine said...

Trees, where would we be without them? These paintings are gorgeous. Fall is in the air and my favorite time of the year.

Bette

Kwana said...

These are beautiful and yes trees can be so inspiring.

annechovie said...

So beautiful, Patricia!

Tracy @ comfortandluxury said...

So pretty. I love plein air paintings of California landscapes. Don't own any originals yet, but someday I will...

Vitania said...

Inspired.. In fact you just inspired tomorrow's post... I absolutely love painted trees.

Simply Mel said...

PVE,

You know how much trees are adored in our family! Sean finds such inspiration in an array of trees we come across on our daily jaunts/travels.

One can always spot the 17-mile Cypress - lovely!

~Melissa

Carey said...

Beautiful, beautiful paintings. I live on the California central coast and have been looking at those types of landscapes forever. It's a sight that NEVER gets tiresome.

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

Wonderful artist. Love oaks and cypress tress.

Yansy said...

These are phenomenal! Thanks for sharing.

Lori said...

Oh I know! I think I took at least a THOUSAND pictures of cypress tress in Europe. I couldn't get enough. Lovely!

VictoriaArt said...

Beautiful trees!
Just today we visited Lyndhurst again, oh, the trees!

Cote de Texas said...

our huge water oak is dying and its so sad, my husband and i can't even look at it anymore. we don't know what to do. we've treated it, mediciated it, have people working on it to no avail. so sad.

Summer is a Verb said...

Partial to the Weeping Willow myself...XXOO

Blueprint Bliss said...

Just lovely!

LindsB said...

What beautiful works of art- I love the bright colors used, I can picture myself sitting under the tree and just listening to the ocean sounds.