Reclaimed Tree Ring Paintings by Tracy Melton at Etsy

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Art is an intensely personal experience. What whets your appetite might leave me longing for something slightly different. Or the piece I prize and display in my home could inspire in you nothing more than a really bad headache.

But something tells me that Tracy Melton’s Tree Ring Paintings will strike almost anyone’s fancy.

I like how the raw and natural elements sync perfectly with the modern and graphic in these little treasures. The colors are bold while the imperfect contours of the wood retain the earthy and natural.

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Tracy Melton, a nature buff and full time artist from Knoxville Tennessee, creates his Tree Ring Paintings using reclaimed wood from dead Elm trees. He cuts pieces ranging from 3 to 8 inches in diameter and approximately 2 to 3 inches thick, then sands down and clear coats each piece, finishing with colorful acrylic paint.

The backs are hollowed out for hanging – group three or four together or cover an entire wall. Any set of 3 paintings, each measuring 5 inches or less in diameter, is $32.99. Sizes up to 8 inches in diameter run $52.99 for a set of 3.

Something about these paintings should strike your fancy, but see for yourself at Melton’s website and Etsy store.

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4 comments

  1. […] his etsy store have been featured on ApartmentTherapy.com,The Huffington Post, Craftzine.com, ecoSalon and grassrootsmodern.com to name just a few and has been lucky enough to land himself on the front […]

  2. Adam Chumbley · · Reply

    I am looking for a 30th birthday present for my wife. Do you have a piece of art that shows 30 age rings? I like the idea of getting a 30 year old piece of tree art.

  3. How did you do that? I think this is an artificial one. a map that is curl up round and round.

  4. Those are just lovely!

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