Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Always looking and Listening to the Tree's

This piece is done on canvas in acrylic. One of favorite subjects Tree's.
No, the grass that you see is not part of the piece.LOL>..I just placed it outside in my yard and snapped the shot..Maybe if you look closer you might see a four leaf clover or not. I am always finding them in our yard..My mom loves when I bring one in to her. She always places them inside a book for safe keeping. She says I have the luck of the Irish.
I have been here sitting here thinking I should have a story to go with this piece but I do not.
It is just for the love of trees. My Dad is the one who taught me about trees. He could walk through the Forest and tell you every kind of species. He could tell you what they could be used for and then he taught me to listen to them. Really listen to them. Stop listening to the sound of the world around you and silence all the things that are going through your mind. Relax and breath and listen. It is amazing what you can hear when all you here is silence.

May you always dream in color,
OK , so maybe I did have a story.


kenflett said...

You do have a story. :)
and you gave your trees life,
what a wonderful thing your father taught you.

Mary said...

lovely piece Katelen. The background gives them movement I think. What special moments for you and your Dad.

I would like to go out and enjoy the trees but it is just to freaking HOT and HUMID!!!! Can you tell I hate hot weather. So waiting for fall!!

Katelen, I want to thank you for all the encouraging comments you leave for me, I truly treasure them.

Have a great day, give your Mama a hug for me!! One for you too!!! :)

Marilyn Rock said...

Trees play a very important part in our world. You've captured them beautifully here!

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

I DID think the piece had a photo of grass top and bottom! I like the trees and I like the story of your father.

Jeane said...

I like it lying in the grass Katelen :) lovely

rivergardenstudio said...

I think your story of your father and his love and knowledge of trees is beautiful... and that you painted this just for the pure love of trees. Roxanne

Manon Doyle said...

Wonderful piece and story! i also love the trees!

Seth said...

Beautiful piece Katelen. Love the colors and the movement of the background.

Brandi said...

I really enjoy this piece!! Love the trees .. they have stories all in their own dont they!!

readingsully2 said...

Thhis is lovely. I love trees too.:)

Dave King said...

Intriguing effects. Mixed media used as they should be used.

MoxieRox said...


Thank you so much for your nice words and your kindness. :-)

Your artwork is incredible! I love the colors in this painting... AMAZING!


Renee said...

Beautiful Katelen. The tea one was adorable.

Love Renee and thanks for the hugs.


Odd Chick said...

i love this piece so much but trees have always been a favorite subject of mine

Susan Sager Brown said...

I can relate to your love of trees. This piece is lovely. My favorite tree is the Weeping Willow. I had tea parties under my grandmothers Weeping Willow when I was a little girl. Lying on my back looking through the leaves at the sparkling sunshine...I haven't thought about that in a long time, thank you for reminding me! And thanks for your charming and witty comment on my blog. xoSusan