Friday, December 2, 2011

The Trees Offer Hope

Last weekend I took a lot of time "off" and painted. 
I stayed in my painting clothes all day, and got paint all over myself.
I was a happy girl.

I focused mostly on painting trees.
My favorite thing to paint.
I painted a forest full of aspens.
The original as well as prints are now listed in the shop.
You probably recognize this painting.
I did it a few months ago, and I decided to paint over the girl sitting under the tree.
I decided I didn't like her there after all, so I turned her into a tree.
Original and prints are now in the shop.
This one is called "The Trees Offer Hope"
It came to me, right as I was about to fall asleep one night.
I sketched it into my little sketchbook I keep by the bed.
I wanted a mostly dark painting, with a big block of sunlight, shining on the tree.
The original and prints are now in the shop.

I'm hoping this weekend will be just as productive.
My little side of the bed sketchbook is full of ideas!


  1. the last painting is my favorite- stunning!

  2. They are all beautiful!! I have had an obsession with trees and tree branches with birds on them lately. I have a sketchbook full of them....I just haven't gotten it onto a canvas yet. I'm hoping to next week. =) I hope you have another productive week! I love them all!

  3. Ohhhhhh! Man!!! I wish I had some money right now. These are all absolutely divine, but that first painting. <3333 I LOVE IT. I'm a huge fan of Aspen trees, even wanting to put some on our walls. Love, love, love!

  4. Thank you Angie!! Aspens are my favorite kind of trees!!

  5. Awww... I love aspens so much! I love them like I love birch trees... Here where I live it's full of birch but unfortunately we don't have much aspens...
    I love it Rachael... And I find very magical the thing about turning the girl into a Tree...
    Sometimes I dream about being a Tree... I'm sure she appreciates the transformation! <3

  6. I think so too Chiara! I didn't feel bad about painting over her.. she became a tree! :)

  7. Oh ! J'adore la première, magnifique, bravo !
    (sorry I write in french, I hope you understand !)


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