A canvas splashed with a tiny bit of color on the side sat on my desk for a good long time waiting for something, anything to happen. Last night in my rush to paint trees, I picked up the canvas and began to sketch.

This afternoon I completed the painting by adding brighter colors than seen in Tea Tree. As a matter of fact, this tree has a totally different feel because of the boldness of the colors. I still had a ball of fun creating it.

In this painting the tree has been left white, allowing the color to hold it’s branches. There are no leaves, it too is bare. I draw trees that way all the time, I always have. I think I like the individual branches, the small parts that stem here, stop there, start here and get bigger and grow further. All of that is missed if leaves are present. You miss the intricacies of the creation when it is dressed.

Art Title: Colors
Art by: Faith Magdalene Austin
Medium: Acrylic and ink on 8 x 10 canvas board

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