This painting is of a beautiful arbutus tree in Brentwood Bay on Vancouver Island. It seems to stand guard on the edge of the bay, ever watchful, as if it is protecting those that live close to the bay.
Because of it's majestic beauty and size, I chose to paint it larger than I usually paint. Arbutus trees have a lovely reddish color to the bark. I had recently purchased Daniel Smith's Quinacridone Sienna on a whim and glad I had done so. It was the perfect color!