Saturday, February 2, 2013

Rowan Tree - Lady of the Mountains ~ SOLD

"Rowan emphasizes the need for color
and creative endeavor in our lives.
It encourages us to open our minds
to creative inspiration."
~ Jane Gifford







Rowan Tree - Lady of the Mountains

5.5" x 7.5" original watercolor on Yupo paper, matted to 8" x 10" - $85. 
Quotes will be hand lettered and laminated to the back of the painting's matting.
mats - (acid-free/white core) with foam core backing, in an acetate sleeve
- ready to fit into a standard 8" x 10" frame.


Researching trees for my series led to a
fascination with their spiritual significance.


I purchased The Wisdom of Trees by Jane Gifford. Following the Celtic alphabet with its associated tree and season, Jane delves into the physical and mystical essence of each species. Photographs showing foliage, bark, blossoms and fruit accompany fascinating text highlighting historical meanings, folklore, magic and healing properties.



Today is Candlemass - lady Day, or Imbolc. It is one of the eight pagan festivals of the wheel of the year, based on the solstices and equinoxes.  February 2nd is significant because it falls midway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox.


The Rowan Tree represents the second month of the Celtic calendar, January 21st - February 17th. Since my birthday is February 17th, I find its attributes especially significant.


As always, your comments are appreciated. Remember, I'm framing these tree paintings at no extra charge to the first 12 people to purchase pieces in this series.


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