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Naturewood Art pictures are painted on cross section cuts from basswood trees.  This tree is also called the American linden.  Basswood trees are very common in the USA Great Lakes region.  The wood grain is very fine which makes an excellent surface for painting.  The lack of grain and color variation that makes the basswood ideal as a canvas also makes it undesirable for furniture. 

Bear

on Rocks

Wolves

after a Meal

Whitetail Deer

Leaping Tree

Hummingbird & 

Trumpet Vine 

Cardinal on

Pine Branch 

Cardinal on

Pine Branch 

Hummingbird

at Flower

Hummingbird

at Flower

Chickadee on

Flowering Branch

Horned Owl

on Stump

Woodpecker

on Tree

Nuthatch

on Tree


Chickadees
on Pine Branch


Oriole

on Branch

Meadowlark

in Field

Waxwing

with Berries

Woodpecker

on Branch

Hummingbird

at Flower

Hummingbirds

at Flower

Woodpecker

on Branch

The relief objects added to the painting are both man made and from nature.  They are found many places such as flea markets, abandoned farms, and in the forest. Driftwood pieces are from the Hudson Bay area of Northern Ontario, Canada.  Here, violent arctic storms roll, shape and polish dead tree branches like no other place.

The painting and the added objects are worked into the round and imperfect shape of the basswood cut for an overall balanced composition.  The process is more difficult than working on a traditional square canvas, but the results are worth the effort!

The artist, Larry Schneider, has been an active exhibitor in art and craft festivals for many years.  He was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and still makes this his home.  He can be reached via e-mail at bermadeast@verizon.net or through his website at http://www.fungusart.com.