Saturday, January 10, 2009

Finding Strength



This is a painting of an oak tree I just finished for my brother who just got home from the hospital recovering from septic pneumonia. Like I have said before, I love trees. They have always intrigued me with their natural beauty and the way that, to me, they have always had special meaning and felt like a sense of strength. The oak tree is actually considered the symbol of strength. My favorite thing about the fall and winter months is that I get to observe God's beautiful trees, and their amazing branches are there for the world to see without their leaves covering them up. These are just some of the many reasons that I love painting trees so much.

4 comments:

pcoxdesign said...

I love your piece! I am also a great lover of trees and branches. I hope your brother is doing well.

Jan said...

This is an incredibly beautiful painting - what a wonderful gift for your brother - I hope he is getting better

Kayla coo said...

I adore trees too.
Beautiful painting.

nikki said...

oh my....just...WOW...that painting is just captivating..my goodness...honestly...just wow...hah..im speechless...and i swear i never am! lol...this is absolutely stunning...and im so glad your brother is doing better...my prayers are with him...i, like yourself, LOVE trees...trees and skys are my favorites to photograph..i dont have talent with painting like you ...but if i did..that would be my muses ....i love the history of trees..and how some are 100's of years old..and have seen so much in their days..and the skys...well the colors just amaze me!..anyways..i started out this comment saying im speechless..and there i go..blabbing..ahah but i really was speechless before...and now u see why i say i usually am not!! lol