This oil painting is the last available painting from the original series hung at The Hunt For The Red Doe show at the Bellefonte Art Museum in the fall of 2016.
It shows the Mother Tree at night, with a lit stone lamp lighting up one of the initiation gifts for the Red Doe, a red Swiss Army knife. A young raccoon whose home is in a hollow of the tree has become brave enough to stick out his head to take a look. This is the scene awaiting the Red Doe, the central character of the story revealed in the show, when she finally makes her way past the Hunters and into the clearing of the Mother Tree to claim her gift and the other clues and treasure hidden nearby.
This oil painting on canvas on board measure 12 by 16 inches. It is available by itself, or with the frame shown.
I marked the painting Price on Request for the show, which is probably why it did not sell. As the final unsold piece of the show, it has inherent collectors value. I plan to expand the show with more paintings and book it in other galleries and locations in the upcoming year, as it’s mythic qualities and storyline attracted intense attention and I was asked by many who saw the show to continue to develop it.
For more information on The Hunt for the Red Doe show, click here.
This painting would also make a wonderful gift for a tween or pre-teen girl. It’s message of female cleverness, courage, strength, and power is an important one for our time. If you inform me that the painting is to be such a gift, I would be honored to inscribe a message to the person receiving it on the back of the board.
I am happy to take comments or questions about this painting, as with all my paintings.