Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Overcome, Impressionism, Palms, by Fawn McNeill Barr

8 x 10 inches
Acrylic on canvas
(sides are painted- no staples)


Went out with the Treasure Coast Plein Air Painters group yesterday. It was fun. We were painting at White City Park.

When I saw this little palm hanging out, I had to paint it. I love these palms because you know at one time they were blown over. The growth pattern tells me that at one time this tree started to turn and grow back up even after it was blown down. It reminds me of all the times we have to change course in life, and overcome hardships. We don't have to let things become an excuse to destroy us. Just like this tree is more interesting because it kept going, so are we.

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bj said...

I love your painting and its explanation. Often I'm drawn to paint trees having a weathered distressed look. It gives them character and reminds me of the same idea you so eloquently expressed.

Lori McNamara said...

It came out super Fawn! Fawn and I painted the same trees, mine are in the background, she made hers the focal point. They look a little different due to the different angles from where we painted. It was great seeing you again!

Fawn said...

Thanks, I wish I would have brightened it up a bit, seems so dreary. But it was raining off and on that day, so I must have captured the way I felt. Lori's is so much happier!