As I trail into the seventh day of landscape and trees I realize how much I enjoy painting trees. I find myself again going back to the same type of tree. I think because of its fullness, and simplicity. I remember when my daughter was about 9 she would go volunteer time at the horse stables in Wailua. The Wailua Park had a tree like this where we would go and sit under to have our lunch and then off she went. We spent a lot of time at this park because it had a fun playground and at the same time it was quiet, peaceful, and had plenty hilly areas. Loved when it was a breezy day and you can hear the rustling of the leaves.
The simplicity of this tree still gave off such energy that was empowering. Its like the ocean you can walk away empowered to face life with your head up high. I get the same feeling when I hear the trees or see one standing on a hill all on its own.
“Energy” by Doreen J. Bowers
5″ x 7 ” in. Watercolor painting on watercolor paper.
Have a great day!