Sycamore Tree in Peppersauce Canyon, Arizona by James Lewis Hamilton

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I found the older 12″ × 16″ oil painting on canvas board in a box of stuff. I painted this in 1974 when I visited Peppersauce Canyon with a friend. She climbed up onto a branch while I was painting to wait for me to finish. I sketched her in on the right side.
This same friend visited me today and I gave her this painting 36 years later.

Featured the day after loading on September 13, 2010 in “Painters In Modern Times” group.
Featured in “Painters Universe” 9/18/10
Featured in “Art Universe” group 12/6/11 (The permanent TREE collection;-)))

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A persona who has apparently lived a relatively long, varied and eclectic life. My Red Bubble portfolios reflect my seeming persona… and IF there’s any veracity to these reflections then some sense of HUMOUR and enjoyment should be PRESENT!
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  • catherine walker
    catherine walkerover 3 years ago

    Beautiful painting..what a great tree..I can feel it’s strength and I always climbed trees when I was young.
    well done james!

  • Catherine, thank you for your kind words… and I smile, hopefully along with you… thinking of your tree climbing adventures… Peppersauce Canyon has a large group of these magnificent trees… all climbable!

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • banrai
    banraiover 3 years ago

    at the time an amazing “no tomorrow paint” but your picture story continued till now wonderfully confirming the famous saying that tomorrow is most certainly “another day”…… give anything to see her face as you gave it to her Sir James! bravo!

  • thanks, she was ‘touched’… and though a prolific artist in her own right, indicated she had a place for it at home. ;-)))

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • MIchelle Thompson
    MIchelle Thompsonover 3 years ago

    Wow – what a fantastic painting and story to go with it

  • Michelle… I’m sometimes amazed at what I have ‘tucked’ away… and how terrific they look on the Bubble… and through all of your eyes! Thanks ;-)))

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 3 years ago

    (your vote is needed here !)

  • Traditional  Painters in Modern times
    Traditional P...over 3 years ago

    Wow, what a fantastic painting! It has been featured in PiMT and would be an excellent entry in the upcoming challenge

    Knarly Dudes

  • Thank you for this compliment AND the Feature… as always I feel ‘lifted up’ by my RB experience…;-)))

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • madvlad
    madvladover 3 years ago

    ohhh my gawd—this is sooo supah jim-its a master piece of all your art you have put on redb- it screams out -class- wow- i wish i could do as well wow-i,m impressed to the 9th

  • the 9th is very high praise indeed… was a morning paint, while the shadows and friends played among the branches. Some times there are those perfect captured moments.
    thanks… ;-)))

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • Loui  Jover
    Loui Joverover 3 years ago

    beautifully painted and great composition

  • thanks loui… I was surprised at this painting when I pulled it out of the box it had lingered in for years… maybe a message to a young guy like you… save all those art pieces… and maybe when yer old an crusty like me you’ll get a smile or two from em!!!

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 3 years ago

    September 18th, 2010
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  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 3 years ago

    Congratulations again for the Feature. Enjoy your wonderul artwork in this great layout:)
    ♥ Mary

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 3 years ago

    How neat that you ran across this again, nice painting!

  • oh, I expect you come across old doodles, too… and say "I can load this! I was actually surprised how good this painting looks here on the bubble… so thanks!

    – James Lewis Hamilton

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