Reach Oil on Paper 23"w x 23"h 2020

 

Climb Oil on Paper 23"w x 23"h 2020

 

Dorothy Norris Oil on Paper 9"w x 9"h 2020

 

Daniel King Oil on Paper 9"w x 9"h 2020

 

Melissa Dulla Oil on Paper 9"w x 9"h 2020

 

Family Branch Oil on Paper 2020

During the shutdown, I decided to document the history of my family. Inspired by a "23 and Me" test finding out my children were 53.9% Northwestern European and 45.4% Sub-Saharan African, I set about sleuthing back in time as far as possible, speaking to living relatives and connecting some unexpected dots to create a growing family tree. I painted portraits where I could and story details where no likenesses existed. In my exploration, I found both tragedy and dignity in my own ordinary family's American melting pot.

 

Family Tree Oil on Paper 2020

 

My Rock Oil on Paper 23"w x 23"h 2020

 

Vancouver Rock Oil on Paper 23"w x 23"h 2020

 

Skehekin Rock Oil on Paper 23"w x 23"h 2020

 

Rhea Oil on Linen 20"w x 24"h 2020

 

Tiana Oil on Linen 9"w x 12"h 2020

 

Cayman Hedge Oil on Linen 24"h x36"w 2020

 

Wild Violets Oil on Linen 24"h x36"w 2020

 

Tule Tree Oil on Linen 24" h x 30" h 2020

 

Rainbow Falls 1  Oil on Paper 30"w x 40"h 2020

Rainbow Falls 2 Oil on Paper 30"w x 40"h 2020

 

Tree Tops 1 Oil on Paper 9"w x 9"h 2020

Tree Tops 2 Oil on Paper 9"w x 9"h 2020

 

Tree Tops 3 Oil on Paper 9"w x 9"h 2019

Tree Tops 4 Oil on Paper 9"w x 9"h 2020

 

Ponderosa Pine

Oil on Paper 22'w x 30"h 2020

 

©2018 by Tracy R. McFarlane.