"Pruned Fruit Trees"
oil on primed masonite
This is a little embarrassing to admit. I was amazed the first time I saw a real fruit orchard. I had an ah-ha moment when I saw that the trees were kept small and neatly pruned enabling the fruit to flourish and be easily harvested. The only fruit trees I ever saw when I was young were big scraggly fruit trees that were fun to climb but didn't bear much fruit. I actually had a sense of relief when I saw a well manicured fruit orchard at one of my daughters field trips years ago.