Captured In Paint

Charles Dickinson - King of the Forest

Selected paintings from "Captured in Paint: Central Florida in Art" shown at the Polsek Museum and Sculpture Gardens, Winter Park, FL from 9/12/2017 thru 12/3/2017.

Charles Dickinson - King of the Forest

The work was painted in 2007 but not purchased until 2017. That's when Kevin and I visited Charles Dickinson at his home in St. Augustine to see this painting along with the rest of his collection. The work is both dramatic and extra creepy -- something Charles does very well. This is the largest painting done "en plein air" in the collection. The subject of the painting is a large Live Oak located at Wekiva Springs – the spring boil was just behind the oak and to the left. Of interest is the sparseness of the leaves on the tree. The Wekiva Paint Out takes place in early March when most live oaks have already shed their leaves in anticipation of new growth. This gave Charles a chance to see and paint the trunk and branches in great detail.

Oil on Canvas, 30 x 40.