Monday, February 09, 2015
This painting called "Tree Hugger" was born through my waste-not process. The background colors were layered smears of leftover paint from several other projects. I also used it to test colors as I worked on another canvas. It lay on the side table waiting to collect more dregs when I happened to have some extra brown mixed at the end of a dog portrait.
Inspired by the wild array of colors I used the brown to paint one of my regular activities - tree hugging. I have been practicing animal communication for over a year now and discovered that it is also fun and easy to talk to the trees. Turns out they are very wise. I chose one tree I pass on my daily walks with my dogs to be my regular counselor. It's a young ash tree - no different than the hundreds of others on our property. It isn't as big as the tree in this painting, but I hug it anyway. Trees have great energy. I read this article the other day that confirms what I already felt - Trees Can Heal You. If you haven't hugged a tree lately (or ever), I highly recommend it.
I hope you enjoyed a glimpse at my painting process. I kind of like this little ditty. It will likely inspire a future rendition and that is always fun. Not a bad way to use left over paint and a blank white canvas.
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