Deserted Roots


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.”

A.J. Edwards