This is a series of paintings inspired by the blazes that mark the trails in Central Louisiana's Kisatchie National Forest.
The Trail Diamonds can be purchased at Southern Chic in Alexandria, La.
The color of the blaze is often associated with the trail or agency. Although not universal, there are some fairly common standards to indicate direction. A single blaze means straight ahead. For double blazes, the top blaze indicates the turn direction. If the top blaze is to the right of the bottom blaze turn right. If it is to the left, turn left. In some areas, one blaze directly above the other means caution or end of trail. Because they may vary region to region, make sure you understand the meaning in your area.
“Blazes are placed on trees or posts, slightly above eye level so that hikers can see them easily when traveling in either direction. Blazes should be within "line of sight"—when standing at a blaze marker, the hiker should be able to see the next one. Blazes should be placed on trees that "strike the eye.” One well placed blaze is better than several that are poorly placed.”
U.S. National Park Service