Tree Of Life

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“Consider a tree for a moment. As beautiful as trees are to look at, we don't see what goes on underground - as they grow roots. Trees must develop deep roots in order to grow strong and produce their beauty. But we don't see the roots. We just see and enjoy beauty. In much the same way, what goes on inside of us is like the roots of a tree."  -Joyce Meyer

🌳Painting trees are one of my very favorite subject matters. I wanted to share with you a sneak peek of this tree. It is a special tree for a dear friend of mine who grew up near a gigantic cottonwood. This tree is a special symbol for her of how much her family means to her life and vocation. 

At the beginning of this piece, I invited my friend, her husband and three kids to come to my studio. They helped me cover the entire surface with a special textured. I love that their handprints literally form the foundation of this piece.

When it is finished this painting will hang in their living room. I hope you enjoy the series of progress photos and video.

Thanks again for hanging out with me!