Trees have always been a favorite subject mater for me. Our rural home has many 100+ year old trees, and their stately steadfastness inspires me. They are always reaching upward, always growing, always blooming again after the another season of winter. I want to be all of those things!
So many of my first paintings were from the familiar…. trees! One of my very first pieces in pen and watercolor became my logo.
That was fun, so I made the same sort of tree as a four seasons watercolor…
From there came my mixed media version of my four seasons. Here is spring…
Since then I have mainly stuck with mixed media for my trees.
I use trees when I am experimenting with new Citra Solv techniques…
And I love all the meaning in this tree with little images collaged in of all of the things a tree silently witnesses in its lifetime….
Or, this new piece with little critters hidden in the trunk..
It will be fun to see which direction my trees take me next!
Which style is your favorite?