Georgia O'Keeffe. Early Spring Trees Above Irrigation Ditch, Abiquiu, 1950. Oil on canvas, 30 x 26 inches. Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Gift of The Georgia O’Keeffe Foundation. © Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. [2006.05.228]
A large cottonwood grows from the lower left corner of the scene. Its trunk diverges into three thick branches as it rises above the ground. Soft patches of paint along the branches define the foliage. Similar cottonwoods grow in the distance. An irrigation ditch runs diagonally across the lower right corner of the scene, as well.