"Christmas Day Give or Take a Week" by Bev Doolittle
Signed Limited Edition Lithograph, Unframed
Image size: 15.5 X 15.5 in.
Edition Size: 4581
After the giant Sequoias were established as a national park in 1890, Congress also designated the "General Grant" tree as the Nation's Christmas tree. How appropriate with the cinnamon-red bark and "Christmas" green foliage against a backdrop of "snow-white" snow.
As much as I would have liked to paint the "General Grant" tree - it just didn't have a very good cave. So I made up my very own "Christmas Sequoia" for this mountain man to find shelter, peace, and warmth in on Christmas Day. He has unloaded his horse, gathered wood, made a fire, and rigged up a makeshift cooking stick for his meal of a local game bird. He has even taken time to cut down a small tree and decorate it with his meager possessions - a locket, a pocket watch, an Indian shell necklace, and a mirror. I would imagine the mountain man's calendar was not accurate, therefore I've decided to title this painting, "Christmas Day Give Or Take A Week".--Bev Doolittle