Thursday, April 30, 2009
This big old Cottonwood Tree was the first tree I had painted in 5 months after surgery last year. It was fall and the air had that cool cleaness to it. I had been out of the studio for almost 4 months. Finally I wanted to go sketch plein aire so to Martha Lafite's Nature Sanctuary I went.
What a Cottonwood specimen this tree was but I have not done it justice. All I know is after my diagnosis nature has brighter greens and all colors, air is cleaner, the sky is bluer and I don't think I can get upset about much. Funny how your priorities get in order.
My art pulls me through with a healing process when I engage its creativeness. You can tell by the colors how thrilled I was to be able to stand in the woods and sketch/paint this tree. God is good.
For some reason I thought I would share this even though it was a few months back. It is watercolor and approximately 11 X 15". Please excuse the glare on picture glass. Enjoy.......Ricky