Friday, March 9, 2018

"Strength of Trees", Original Mixed Media Painting by Colorado Artist, Donna L. Martin

Strength of Trees

“A tree with strong roots laughs at storms”.  – Malay Proverb

The strength of trees.  Roots running deep into the dark soil.  Branches reaching upward into the light.  Ever changing, ever growing.  Leaves budding out into the warmth of spring.  Green and vibrant, fluttering in the soft summer breezes.  Bursting into vibrant hues of oranges and yellows, even as they are beginning their descent from the branches they’ve called home.  We can learn a lot from the strength of trees.  Our roots produce the branches, stretching out into the sun, craving the warmth and the light.   Those branches could almost represent the different paths of our life journey.  They hold all the beautiful leaves, the experiences and memories of our lives.  The leaves almost seems to remind us that our lives can withstand the winds of change, and although different, each is beautiful in its own season.

This piece was created on a RedeemWood recycled wooden pallet.  The trunks are heavily textured and the leaves were created with heavy watercolor paper.  It is finished with a beautiful resin coating.

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