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Friday, April 3, 2009

The Talisman Tree


A talisman is a good luck charm and while a tree might not seem like one, I'm taking a loose interpretation and equating inspiration with luck. Earlier this week I was inspired by the encaustics Marie Otero posted on her blog, Lost Aussie on the Loose: a series of three tree images, with her inspiration being the recent Australian bushfires. I loved the colours she used, I loved the use of trees. I have many tree photographs and zero inspiration (until now) on how to make them sing. So just last night I worked on the first in my own new series of tree images, taking inspiration from the pieces I saw on Marie's blog. I'm working with many layers, many textures. So here I am with a new piece of art, wanting to share it, and along comes the theme of talisman at Illustration Friday. I am going with my gut instinct on this coincidence and calling this new series "The Talisman Trees". What do you think?

Just an update.....want to see the second in the series? It's in my new post, Talisman Tree Tuesday. Please have a look!

8 comments:

Kristi Valiant said...

Gorgeous silhouette and background texture.

Coreopsis said...

I love the idea of a tree as a talisman. In Walden, Thoreau talks about going and visiting trees like they were old friends. I have some friends who live in the woods, who often go visit a tree that has been called "God" through several generations. I often go visit "the grandfather tree" which is a HUGE oak in my neighborhood. I have to touch it.

Lovely lovely picture!

Sue.D. said...

l would really like to see this tree in a distance with a Thunder Storm going on behind it .....
l bet it would dance with the lights and rain.
Sue.D.

ArtSnark said...

Beautiful piece

Debbi Baker said...

How absolutely gorgeous!! Had to comment!

Lost Aussie said...

So glad to have been able to provide you with the inspiration to create the Tree piece. Very well done!
hugs
Marie

Katie White said...

It is very beautiful. I love the silhouette of the tree and the bright orange gradient background.

Gwen said...

This is very beautiful, and I look forward to seeing more talisman trees.

I am in the photoart journal group, and have been quietly enjoying your blog! This is my first time commenting.

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