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 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.