Red Tree, Yellow Sky, 1952 by Georgia O'Keeffe

Sometimes O'Keeffe depicted the dead cedar trees that she saw in the landscape near her Ghost Ranch house in New Mexico. She wrote:

"[It] was one of many dead cedars out in the bare, red hills of Ghost Ranch. A friend [Irish poet Gerald Heard] the Ranch that summer had evidently found it and from the footmarks I guessed he must have been dancing around the tree before I started to paint it. So I always thought of it as Gerald's tree."