|El Alamo Viejo, Santa Fe, 11 by 14 watercolor
As another year comes to an end, the tree reminds me of the values of age, and of life, of being different.
The older it grows, the more interesting, more substantial, more important.
Its weathered, rugged trunk and twisted limbs bespeak its character. Deep roots thrive in an arid land on the nearby often scarce water.
|Santa Fe tree, 11 by 14 watercolor
I guess that's why it's my favorite tree, because it reminds me of aging humans. We, with shorter life spans, also become more interesting, develop more character, have lived more stories and become more substantial as the years go by.
Tree rings. Thus it is that I've tried to paint it many times.
A previous article, photo and paintings: El Alamo Viejo