Day Give or Take a Week
After the giant Sequoias were established as a national park in 1890,
Congress also designated the " General Grant " tree as the Nation's Christmas
tree. How appropriate with the cinnamon-red bark and "Christmas" green foliage
against a backdrop of "snow-white" snow.
As much as I would have liked to paint the " General Grant" tree - it just
didn't have a very good cave. So I made up my very own " Christmas Sequoia" for
this mountain man to find shelter, peace, and warmth in on Christmas Day. He has
unloaded his horse, gathered wood, made a fire, and rigged up a makeshift cooking stick
for his meal of a local game bird. He has even taken time to cut down a small tree and
decorate it with his meager possessions - a locket, a pocket watch, an Indian shell
necklace, and a mirror.
I would imagine the mountain man's calendar was not accurate, therefore
I've decided to title this painting, "Christmas Day Give Or Take A Week"