This one is a companion painting with last Monday's painting (April 25th). Same subject, same color palate, just a little bit different. I guess everyone needs a good friend they have a lot in common with...even paintings. I think they look great together.
I've thought a lot about my friendships lately. I cherish the friends I have made throughout my life, but I don't really think I make friends very quickly. When I meet a new person I usually like them or dislike them right away, but it takes me a LONG time to figure out if we will be really good friends or not....some quicker than others, but it has always taken me time. I actually like the time it takes me to grow a friendship with a person. Developing relationships slowly feels like a worthwhile long term investment creating value over time. I think that is why I like painting trees so much. They are slow growing, but strong and dependable and the roots go deep. That is the kind of friend I like to be to people.