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“the true meaning of life,
is to plant trees
under whose shade you do not expect to sit….”

Nelson Henderson

Here Goes you are inspiring!

undertaking: adventure, attempt, calling, charge, commitment, covenant, effort, endeavor, enterprise, ethos, experiment, guarantee, project, pledge, promise, proposition, pursuit, struggle, task, venture, vow….

Mixed media on canvas
(mostly Acrylic, some impasto gel, gouache, stuff lying around, modeling clay and crackle medium)
92cm X 61cm
June 2008

Original Painting SOLD


calling, effort, pledge, attempt, life, enterprise, park, vow, melodious, shadow, ethos, giving, guarantee, tree, task, plant, covenant, project, endeavor, peace, undertaking, adventure, proposition, shade, melanie crawford, chair, empty, hope, seat, venture, bench, friendship, experiment, promise, stillness, pursuit, struggle, meaning, sit, safe, commitment


  • InnerNortherns
    InnerNorthernsalmost 6 years ago

    very interesting work of art
    the shadowing is very organic looking

  • Thank you so much… I agree about the organic… like the bench is part of the trees shadow, the offering that the tree gives…

    – melodious

  • NordicBlackbird
    NordicBlackbirdalmost 6 years ago

    Beauty!!! :)))


  • Hey, Thanks heaps Nat!!

    – melodious

  • Headcrime
    Headcrimealmost 6 years ago

    Great work!

  • Thank you so much!

    – melodious

  • dani05
    dani05almost 6 years ago

    Love it, well done.

  • I’m so thankful that you love it, i really love it too… it was inspired!

    – melodious

  • Steven Guy
    Steven Guyalmost 6 years ago

    Wonderfully thought provoking. We should shelter the trees with respect !

  • Thank you Steven!

    – melodious

  • KellieBee
    KellieBeealmost 6 years ago

    beautiful texture
    and negitive space
    kind of lonely…

  • Thank you so much… it certainly has a depth to it…

    – melodious

  • caroler
    caroleralmost 6 years ago

    Lovely work in an interesting concept.

  • Thank you, I was so inspired and this just happened!

    – melodious

  • mhkantor
    mhkantoralmost 6 years ago

    interesting mix, works really well here. great image.

  • Thank you! I really appreciate your comment!

    – melodious

  • Mechellerene
    Mechellerenealmost 6 years ago

    Sooooo glad I clicked over today. Just what I needed to see and hear this morning. I’m serious…

  • Oh Mechelle, I’m so glad you ‘got it’! Thank you!

    – melodious

  • AnaCBStudio
    AnaCBStudioalmost 6 years ago

    I like it…beautiful textures and composition

  • Thank you so much!

    – melodious

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