Live Oak Landmark – Naomi Brotherton
Live Oak Landmark
Matted 22 x 28
Fishing Cove 2
14 x 21 Unframed
As a native of East Texas, I knew many good fishing holes. The ponds, lakes or rivers were always surrounded with trees. This is no particular spot, but a chance to paint our precious trees which provide our oxygen. And our craft awaits our boarding. Let’s go fishing!
Framed 20 x 27
On car trips, we played a game to see if we could get to the next train crossing in time to see the caboose. Sometimes we were rewarded by a wave of the hand by one or more crew members.
Framed 31 x 41
Oh, there it was… my next subject, a beautiful potted begonia plant begging to be painted. My studio partner had brought it for his class to arrange on a small table but he had left it on the floor. I liked the unusual concept of looking down on it like a map.
So I started painting on the nearest watercolor paper without much thought about the placement on the rectangle. The color was working well, so I laid another paper next to it so as to include the other objects on the floor. The long stems of the lotus pods helped establish the floor concept.
This became a diptych. The two paintings could be framed separately, each signed by the artist, and hung side by side, or framed together as shown. Together they make a unique design.