"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be."

-Shel Silverstein



I finished what is possibly my favorite painting last week. For some reason, trees are my favorite subject in most art, but I never thought I would be able to paint one to my liking. One day, driving to work, I had this idea for a painting. The sky was so beautiful, it faded from purple to blue to white to orange. I thought that it would make a perfect background for a painting and on that painting, I would put a naked tree. I wanted that tree to be small in contrast to the canvas, I wanted there to be round leaves in some places, I wanted the leaves to look like they had fallen off the tree and they were floating in the wind. Well, here's what came out of those thoughts:

I absolutely LOVE this painting. It is exactly how I wanted it. I may have to do another one that I can hang up in my own home :)