“So, the tree you choose is important?” I asked.

“oh, yeah. You want trees with a good spirit.”

“how do you decide which trees to choose?”

Oh, I just kind of drive along until I get a feeling. Maybe I’ll see a tree and I’ll feel like it’s calling out to me. Cottonwood’s the best. That’s the sacred tree.

The Wolf at Twilight, An Indian Elder’s Journey through a Land of Ghosts and Shadows by Kent Nerburn


I think this one is close to being done, although, it may need more red and blue and more work on defining the roots. I added purple to the dark shadows to create a more balanced tone to the eye. The title to this piece hasn’t come to me yet… The subject is a tree that has seen many seasons and perhaps experienced ancient times with its twisted branches and gigantic roots coming out of the grass.

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