Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Liberty Tree in process

14"x11" mixed media painting progressing...The subject is a Liberty Tree planted in Dalton GA. It's one of 14 trees grown from seeds of an original Liberty Tree. I've worked on the ghostly image of the original Liberty Tree, using acrylic paints and sepia ink. There are still more small branches to be added. I've started over-laying the trunk and a few limbs of the Dalton Liberty Tree. My idea is to show our tree as it grows today echoed by an original Liberty Tree.
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Dalton’s Liberty Tree, a tulip poplar, was grown from the last of the original Liberty Trees, which American rebels met beneath while planning their revolt against Great Britain. Fourteen trees, one for each of the original 13 colonies and another for George Washington’s home Mount Vernon, were grown from seeds taken from the Maryland Liberty Tree before it died in 1991.

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