Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.

I started this 8"x10" oil painting before I went to florida and I finished it this morning. I love trees and I love to paint them. This particular tree is rather poignant to me because it grows in Greenwood Cemetery. My grandparents, great-grandparents, and other family members are buried there.

Established in 1838 in Brooklyn, N.Y., Greenwood is the oldest uban cemetery in the country.  It has 478 acres and was designed by the same person who later designed Central Park. In early times, families used to spend their Sundays picnicking and strolling about the hills enjoying the breathtaking scenery.  I've titled this painting, "Radiant Spring". - Jill Saur


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