I wrote last year about the Dalmatian Black Pine, and the efforts to save this endangered species on the island of Hvar. In honour of Earth Day 2017 (22 April), here is my painting of a Dalmation Black PIne on Sv Nikola, the highest peak of the island. In the background is Mt Biokovo on the mainland, and the tail end of Brač. Oil on canvas.
These ancient trees have real character, and it would be such a shame for them to disappear from the landscape.
Part of the Photo Challenge for Earth Day April 22