Wood Surfer
OIL ON CANVAS. ORIGINAL SIZE 46x26 in

  • The longitudinal lines of a growing tree follow the same pattern as the currents of flowing water.
  • Leonardo da Vinci noticed the connection between the number of growth rings and the age of a tree.
  • We can easily spot "turbulences" in the bark of a tree similar to the ones created by obstacles in the flow of water.

Give the painting a 90-degree turn and you will see a daring surfer riding the waves of the roaring tree-ocean, hence the title. The cross current of swirling clouds brings an added dynamic to the scene.