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Birch trees are one of my favorite subjects to paint. The shadow and light of the round trunks give them form. The blisters, lines, and highlights of the bark's texture bring them to life. The foliage (or lack thereof) sets the mood and season.
The challenge this week is to paint birch trees. You may use this photo or one of your own.
Please be sure to follow the spirit and the letter of the challenge.
For example, each submission must be painted after the challenge is posted.