#ThursdayTreeLove | An Autumn Walk Through the Woods

Now purple tints are all around;
     The sky is blue and mellow;
And e’en the grasses turn the ground
     From modest green to yellow.
Paul Laurence Dunbar, “Merry Autumn”


During my son’s last dental visit, I had enough wait time to notice and appreciate a piece of art I hadn’t seen before. Since  there were no other seats available, I sat in the back and just behind the seating area hung a delightful “walk through the woods” painting. I was so thrilled!

Of course, this isn’t an actual tree, but it shows just how inspired we are by trees and forests, and that makes the artwork appropriate for #ThursdayTreeLove.

The palette is appealing, but the real pleasure comes from taking a closer look. There are many wonderful treasures hidden throughout the painting.

The family is obvious, but one would have to spend more than a moment with the piece to notice the rest:

The birds.

The cautious deer.

The curious bear.

The well-camouflaged bunny.

The added texture of actual leaves.

The shapes and feel of the varicolored trees.

None of the office staff knew much about the creator–only that she is a local artist who perhaps gifted the piece to the dentist.

Based on the clothing and the multi-colored leaves, this appears to be an autumn scene. The painting reminds me of the many walks my guys and I take during the season–sans dog. Temperatures are finally a little cooler. Maybe, we’ll get a long–and much needed–walk in this weekend.

I am joining Parul Thakur for #ThursdayTreeLove every second and fourth Thursday of the month. If you would like to play along, post a picture of a tree on your blog and link it back to her latest #treelove post.

25 thoughts on “#ThursdayTreeLove | An Autumn Walk Through the Woods

    • Chandra Lynn says:

      You’re welcome! It really is an enjoyable painting! It represents so many things I love about the visual arts–well, art in general. There’s so much to study and uncover as we examine things closely.


  1. Parul Thakur says:

    This is such a beautiful piece of art. I love it and I am sure you must have been delighted knowing that the bird, bunny and the deer are all around those trees. A scene real from a national park or a jungle. I loved this entry. Thank you Chandra for sharing. The dancing leaf and this one are both going to be tagged 🙂


  2. Shalzmojo says:

    Thanks for such an unusual share on TTL Chandra. This one is gorgeous and captures the essence of fall so well. How observant of you to go through the layers in the painting and share it with us 🙂


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