I think this painting is done.
Here’s the story of the Mountain Pine Beetle in BC.
It’s a native beetle that got way out of control, partly due to climate change but mainly because we didn’t allow forest fires to burn, resulting in way too much overmature pine in our region.We live on a high plateau, about 80% of all the trees are lodgepole pines. And they almost all died. All my own pines died too. It was truly devastating for the whole area. There’s been a short boom in logging as the mills try to salvage as much as possible before the trees fall over.
This happened here about 7 years ago and since then young trees have been just growing like crazy.
The whole thing has had a huge impact on my artwork.
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Natural Resources Canada info about Mountain Pine Beetle
BC Ministry of Forests info about Mountain Pine Beetles