This painting was influenced by Jerry Yarnell after reading a landscape book of his. I didn’t really know where to begin, so, I started by doing what I like… color. The background screamed desert to me, perfect for rocks…wink wink. It was missing something. Desert, rocks… tree! I found this picture I had taken at the Grand Canyon years ago and thought, viola! The tree… of knowledge. Then, the rest fell in place. This painting reminds me to remember who I am and to come back to my roots.
“In the calmest of weather, even the strongest roots can feel weak.”