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Painting: Eastern Landscape, A Beauty Called Birch, Landscape Paintings by Shirley Reade

Eastern Landscape "A Beauty Called Birch" ©

Acrylic painting on 18 1/2" x 30 1/2" masonite board with beautiful gold color frame $800.00

These fabled trees are treasured for much more than just their distinctive bark. White birch bark has long played a useful role in American lives. Some Indians traditionally covered canoes and wigwams with it. Others used the bark for writing paper. Paper birch has the widest distribution of the five trees that dominate North America's assortment of birches. Modern canoes, of course, are made of fiberglass or aluminum, not bark. But we encounter birch wood in cheap, disposable items like toothpicks, clothespins and newspaper.

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Landscape paintings by Shirley Reade