I lost the image of this for a while, so I didn't post it with the other painting from my trip to Oyster Bay last Sunday. This was done at Sagamore Hill, the summer home of Teddy Roosevelt. This copper beech tree was so massive it was impossible to get the entire thing on a piece of paper. So I focused on just part. I started with the roots and worked upwards. Then I sketched in the portico so you could see the scale of the tree a bit.