Wishing trees and prayer trees are more common in Asia than they are in the west. Painting them is a calming exercise for me, a way of combining making art with a bit of Buddhist meditation. The trees I paint exist in a surreal world, where the prayers on the trees come from people who don’t visit prayer trees.
This prayer tree was my first, and I also wanted to paint it as a place of protection.
Technical stuff: Watercolours, 15 by 19 inches.