Woodland SentinelsSuzanne Massion
Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Painting wraps around edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front and back
24 " h x 24 " w x .75 " d |2 lbs. 5 oz.
The artist often wanders through forest preserves in search of subject matter for her landscape oil paintings. She discovered these two ancient Burr Oaks in the quiet shade of an oak hickory woodland. They had survived fire and cattle grazing in years past. Suzanne says, “I saw their lower branches were ‘shade-pruned’ as the oaks reached for the sun to stay alive; perfect subject for a painting.”
When the land changes, Suzanne Massion's paintings will remind you of the way it once was. She drives the back roads through the tall grass prairies and farmland of her native Illinois, stopping to paint en plein air when the moment strikes. She feels like she's in a race to save a disappearing treasure as buildings burn or open space is paved over. Suzanne donates a portion of her sales to fund local land conservation efforts.