Suze Woolf burned tree painting
Painting Details

Varnished watercolor on torn paper
52 x 44
The largest of the 40-some burned tree paintings I've done yet, this standing, hollowed-out cedar was very near the origin of the Goodell Creek Fire of 2015 in Washington's North Cascades. I have always been amazed at how cedars seem to both rot and burn from the center out - and yet oftentimes the tree is still living and growing.