Beech woodland is very dark, due to the wide leaves' habit of layering themselves to catch as much sunlight as possible, thereby blocking much of the light which would otherwise reach the forest floor. Their darkness gave rise to the woods being referred to as 'Witch Woods'.
Apparently, Beech wood was used in Europe by Germanic societies as writing tablets before the invention of paper! This may be why it is often associated with knowledge and wisdom. If you wish, you can learn more about the beech tree at this lovely blog: http://thelimehouse.blogspot.co.uk/2011/11/beech-tree-uses-and-folklore.html
Just to clarify - I took the painting outside to photograph image no.2 here and as we don't have any Beech trees right here, I chose the closest I could get - a Hornbeam - just in case you were wondering!
This is an original acrylic painting on canvas, protected with a few layers of clear gloss varnish. The edges are painted the same green as the main painting.
The canvas is 12" x 9" with a depth of 0.75".
Signed and dated in the lower right hand corner.
Your painting, of course, will arrive without the watermark ;)
Thank you for looking!