11 x 14 inches
©Ann Thompson Nemcosky
This painting began with the idea of expressing those lines of trees we see punctuating hillsides. I like the linear rhythm of the trees in winter as they rise up an over the crest of the hills, backlit by a bright sky. There is a view such as this from our back deck, if you peer through the trees of our wooded yard. But travel down most any road around here and similar scenes can be found. These lines of trees are a testament to the rural roots of these Southern mountains, where farming was, and still is, quite challenging. That and grazing lands created these tree-articulated hillsides from their forested past.