This LifeExpressions commission is executed in an impressionistic style and the medium is alcohol ink. The center portrays the Tree of Life, a symbol of personal growth, strength and beauty. This symbol represents our personal development, uniqueness and individual beauty. Just as the branches of a tree strengthen and grow upwards to the sky, we too grow stronger, striving for greater knowledge, wisdom and new experiences as we move through life.
Surrounding the Tree of Life, which also has in it, stylized crystals, leaves and circular shapes are symbols of nature; flowers, birds and butterflies. As a nurturer of both children and gardens and a lover of nature and crystals, I wanted to show these symbols of life as a part of the life of the person that this painting was commissioned for. Green is the dominant color with shades of teal, yellow, blue and orange, all of which are the beautiful colors seen in nature.
This piece was created in waterproof alcohol ink. LifeExpressions commissions are painted on an 8"x8" (unless another size is determined, but they are always square) cradled substrate that is archival and acid-free. The finished painting is protected with several coats of satin (low-sheen) acrylic polymer varnish which is resistant to chemicals, water, abrasion and ultraviolet radiation. I also paint the sides of the cradled panel with an acrylic color that compliments the painting. Cradled panels allow you to hang your work with no additional framing. I also include a hanging hook and nail for your convenience.
NOTE: Please do not hang your fine art painting in direct sunlight. The painting is non-repairable if it is accidentally scratched or marred in any way. Lightly dust off occasionally with a cotton cloth and nothing else.
You can view the other LifeExpressions commissions I created by clicking on the following links: World Traveler, Fighter Chick, Indigo Child and The Hunter, Passion and Purpose.
To learn more about one of these meaningful, heart-felt and personal LifeExpressions paintings, please go to the custom order page.