"The sacred lemon Tree" by catherine walker

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The sacred lemon tree painting..THE LEMON TREE .

My father has a lemon tree that my sister elizabeth aptly named “the sacred lemon tree”
It’s a magical lemon tree ..it’s been growing for more than 38 years and should have died off by now as lemon trees usually only live for a certain number of years 15-20 years I’ve been told..dad has looked after this tree so well..and we enjoy our time picking the ripe fruit and they are so wonderful..the aroma of the ripe lemons ..the flowers and the fruit is something unforgettable as we all know and the uses for the humble lemon are inumerable. a bitter or sour fruit yet so healing and just so lovely ..we miss his lemons when there are no fruits on the tree..and look forward to the bounteous crops when it does fruit ..a number of times in the year .
In our family the lemon tree is thought of as a rather mystical and healing tree..and I hear these days that the lemon is part of the “super foods” group..which means that it has incredible healing properties for the human body ..so this is great news for the humble lemon .. I really wanted to show how much I appreciate this special fruit tree… despite it’s large and dangerous thorns which have “Got me” on numerous occassions!..I’ve notice that in nature that some of the most beautiful and the most healing of plants and trees seem to posess thorns or other weapons..maybe to make it harder for us to get to the prize! the rose is a perfect example of this..and the lemons thorns are so much bigger and stronger.. lemons are an extremely healing fruit .. and I use them as much as I can in my cooking and sometimes as a natural cosmetic ..in my hair and in my drinks.. nothing can quite compare to that gorgeous aroma of a freshly cut lemon.. my heart expresses it’s love for this tree in this simple painting so I hope you enjoy it too!
cathy walker
size approx 60cm x80cm
acrylic on a stretched cotton canvas

Price: $1,200

  • This painting is no longer available
    my sister elizabeth really liked it
    so we gave it to her for her 47th birthday
    happy birthday my dear little sister .
    . I hope you enjoy this painting forever !


  • bev langby
    bev langbyover 5 years ago

    oh Catherine this is beautiful and i now remember my own lemon tree at a happier time , wonder if its still thriving ….

  • Thanks so much bev..I had to show this one off..even though I need to add a couple more things before It’s completed..hha!

    greatly appreciated and yes the lemon tree is a wonderful thing
    look after yours..I tried to grow one ..never had much luck ..and they are meant to be so easy to grow.
    much appreciated!


    – catherine walker

  • bev langby
    bev langbyover 5 years ago

    oh mine was gone when i sold my home but that was happy time…

  • Grow another one..it’s worth it !


    – catherine walker

  • banrai
    banraiover 5 years ago

    beautiful painting, wonderful story, fine work Catherine

  • Thankyou ..and glad you like this one ..very much appreciated!


    – catherine walker

  • Annie Prezas
    Annie Prezasover 5 years ago

    I think this is great without the black lines. It is very reminiscent of Marc Chagall. I love the soft ethereal feel to this.

  • Thanks so much annie..much appreciated

    Ok not many more black lines..but definitely a few flowers in the corners and under the tree..hha!

    marc chagall..wow it’s amazing how some people say that some of my paintings are like his..what a lovely compliment thanks again!


    – catherine walker

  • Betty Mackey
    Betty Mackeyover 5 years ago

    Oh I really love this painting so much!!!

  • Thankyou so much betty..I’m so glad..and I know I should have finished it off before I posted it..but couldn’t wait to show it off..I really do like it too.

    much appreciated dear lady.


    – catherine walker

  • Leon A.  Walker
    Leon A. Walkerover 5 years ago

    This one is also beautifully done!!!!!!!!!!

  • Thanks heaps leon..


    – catherine walker

  • bangsydney
    bangsydneyover 5 years ago

    Lovely painting and story catherine.

  • Hi ming .thanks so much ..gee I’m so glad you like it..

    – catherine walker

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 5 years ago

    Lovely painting and a lovely story to go with it

  • Thankyou shulie..much appreciated!


    – catherine walker

  • jewd barclay
    jewd barclayover 5 years ago

    I love your lemon tree…it is so filled with humble love and the way you’ve made it umbrella all the souls is homage to the nourishment of nature…beautiful..look forward to the finished masterpiece..xx

  • Thanks so much jewd..so glad you like this one ..you’’re so sweet to say that..and I agree they have a kind of humble look about them..I wonder which one I am in there..hha!! pity I wasn’t as humble as my paintings..hhee!!

    much appreciated!


    – catherine walker

  • lessmutzart
    lessmutzartover 5 years ago

    I’ve been waiting with bated breath for a new piece from you, Cathy…and this one is fantastic!!! Beautiful, just beautiful!!!

  • Thanks les…you’re too kind.
    .well it’s the best I can do for now..hha!
    more coming but slowely…hha!
    so glad you like it

    much appreciated !

    – catherine walker

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