I painted this one with my children's Godmother in mind. She wants a vibrant painting of a tree for her new home. Not sure if she will like these colours though. I might try painting another tree or two with different colour combinations.
As I have been painting I made myself 'watch' a dvd on veganism. It was disturbing. I am almost surprised at the joy in this tree...perhaps it is because I found myself praying for respect and kindness to all living creatures. I kept thinking of St Francis calling all things brother and sister. Preaching to fish and birds.
You only have to look in the eyes of gentle cows...or greyhounds to know they deserve to be treated gently as brothers and sisters.