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…but only God can make a tree!

Palette knife, acrylic paint on canvas.
FEATURED in Artistic assignments
23 May 2011.

FEATURED in African Art & Photography
29 May 2011.

FEATURED in Painter’’s Universe
29 May 2011.

FEATURED in Trees, beautiful trees
3 June 2011.

by: Joyce Kilmer (1886-1918)

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;

A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

A tree that may in Summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;

Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.

Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.

South African hardwood trees like Real Yellowwood, stinkwood and South African Black Ironwood are under government protection.

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  • Sally Griffin
    Sally Griffinover 3 years ago

    very nice, Liz!! Lively colors as well!

  • Thanks Sally! Lovely comment and support! ;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • agnès trachet
    agnès trachetover 3 years ago

    beautiful textures on the tree and lot of atmosphere!

  • Thank you Agnés!! Always lovely to hear inspiring words from an artist like you!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Val Spayne
    Val Spayneover 3 years ago

    Great textures and light

  • Thanks so much Val, appreciate your words!;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • bevmorgan
    bevmorganover 3 years ago

    This is glorious, Liz. I love your palette and the exciting use of texture.

  • Thanks so much Bev, your support is valued!! ;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Pieta Pieterse
    Pieta Pieterseover 3 years ago

    Baie mooi, en lyk stunning as kaartjie en veral as geraam!

  • Aaaa! Verrassingmooi woorde, baie dankie Pieta!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonover 3 years ago

    A colourfest with a Spring feeling! GREAT sunset (or sunrise!) Liz, and love the foreground grasses and flowers! Our rare trees are are a beautiful heritage and this painting depicts it perfectly!

  • What a lovely warmhearted and encouraging comment! Thanks so much Maree!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...over 3 years ago

    A beautiful painting sweetheART love trees – a fab fave ;~} Valz

  • Thanks so much! ;-))

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    Simply beautiful Elizabeth, and so true.

  • Thank you so much Andrea, a warmhearted comment! x

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • kest standley
    kest standleyover 3 years ago

    I love the light shining on this tree, and the contrasting deep shadow. You got it!

  • Thanks Kelle, your support is wonderful! ;-))

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • dedmanshootn
    dedmanshootnover 3 years ago

    terrific! LOVE the color pallette

  • Thank you Dave! ;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

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