"Breaking Free (Hope V)"  6" x 6"

"Breaking Free (Hope V)" 6" x 6"


This spring, I took pictures of our Select Cherry tree as it moved out of its dormant winter state.  I created five paintings based on this experience.  This is the fifth and final.  The whole series speaks of the hope I feel at the coming of spring and how what the earth does so naturally in its patient, enduring way, is also something I can expect as I trust God to keep growing and transforming me.   Just like the awakening of a tree, it is a slow process, but trustworthy and  inevitable.   This one is especially intriguing to me because of the dark background.  Have you noticed how our best growth often happens in the dark times?    


This piece is created using paper collage and oil on cradled panel.  The collage materials are wrapped around the edges for easy display.  Varnished with a oil-based retouch varnish and wired to hang.  

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