My First 40 Years
73. Larz Oak 2010 oil on canvas 12x16” collection of Jon Allen and Melanie Quigley This was the beginning of a number of paintings of trees in Boston and Brookline parks. It was seeing this painting and the one entitled Boston from Larz, Rainy (number 69) from Larz together in my studio that engendered the large painting Larz and the City (number 82). Ironically, I discovered as I painted Larz and the City three years later that this is not an oak tree… it is an American chestnut. There were squirrels everywhere searching for chestnuts. Hawks, too, hunting squirrels.