Interesting aside: when I searched the parts of a pinecone online (to find the term 'scales"), I found an informative site: http://www.pineconefestival.com/facts.html (and they've got a great logo). One of the cool facts was that the heaviest pinecones in the world are from the Coulter Pine, weighing up to 10 lbs. The website states: "These cones can be deadly if they fall on your head. Old time loggers called them "widow makers" because they killed loggers when cones fell." Whoa! Makes mine look extra dainty.
6" x 6" / acrylic on canvas / $65