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Ancient Pine Tree

9.00"W x 11.00"H x 0.3"D

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Matt Baney

KENT, WA

Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: landscape, trees nature

Media: watercolor, watercolor with ink on paper

Size: 9"W x 11"H x 0.25"D

Year Created: 2014

I saw some fascinating photo's and stories of the ancient Bristol Cone Pine trees in eastern California, some over 4000 years old.

Retired after 30 years working in the aerospace industry as a software engineer. Art and music were always some magical, mysterious things that I never thought I could ever do or had any aptitude for, but after escaping the corporate tech world, I decided to take an art class, just to see what it was all about. It was scary, but I found there were skills, and techniques that could be learned, and surprisingly I found there were some similarities between art and engineering, and it was fun exercising a different side of my brain, but still allowing the other side to help out when needed! Its been fun, I'm still a beginner, but I've made some things I didn't hate, my teachers and classmates have encouraged and inspired me, and a friend of mine gave me a huge compliment when she looked as some of my work and said, "These don't suck"! I grew up in the mountains of western Montana, with a very rural, farming, ranching, and logging background, my eye and palette tend towards outdoorsy, trees, mountains, snow, and landsapes, and the greens, grays, and browns; but I'm trying to push my horizons and expand my palette more flowers and the vibrant color and energy they bring.

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