Pastel, 12 x 8
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I am fascinated with trees and thoroughly enjoy painting them. Some stand out more than others to me symbolic of character or emotion. This one was on the road out to Julian awhile back and looks as though it's younger years endured quite a bit of harsh winds and weather to form it's trunk this way. What interest me most is that the roots must run deep and be anchored to solid ground in order for it to hold this posture and still flourish. A truth in life.