Thursday, March 28, 2013

RAINBOW TREE

I have been working on this tree for the past week.
I had an idea that I would do a rainbow undercoat on the tree trunk and built the layers.
The sky was tricky.  The dark colors like to make hard nasty lines.  I had to make the sky darker and darker.
Here it's almost finished. The color of the trunk turned out pretty good.
Every year or two we have guests come stay at our house.  This year we had a family of four.  They are really cute and quiet but they never help out or clean up after themselves.  My boys are somewhat selfish and don't like to share food with the guests.  Finally they overstayed their welcome ( I noticed the evidence of their existence) and we had to ask them to leave.  So awkward!
We've established a program in our house, Hess Catch and Release Program, to help our guests relocate.  This year they were all happily relocated to a duck pond near by.  My husband is hoping they won't migrate back to our house.  I reassured him the duck pond is over a mile away and not to be insensitive but these guests aren't really mentally capable of finding their way back.  I guess they don't have enough resources either.  They don't have a car!


22 comments:

Cat Beringer said...

love the tree! turned out really well. The mouse story cracked me up, took me a second to follow what you meant!!

Tracey Fletcher King said...

The tree looks amazing... and the catch and release program is a great idea... my luck they would be the only genius ones and find their way back... have a great Easter ...xx

www.dorissdaughter.com said...

Beautiful rainbow tree. The little mouse is so sweet peeping out the box, hope he likes his new home :)

denthe said...

Your tree is so wonderful! love all the flowing lines and the bright colours! And that mouse, I must admit, looks very cute ....

Nic McLean said...

Wow, this is gorgeous - I love that tree - the quirky lines and the colours all look wonderful.

The mouse story is so cute. We have a little family as well but so far they seem to be happy enough to stay outside and share their dinner with the many birds who frequent our bird feeders. I removed all the vicious mouse traps left in the eaves by the previous owners and if need be we'll do it the same way as you - wonderful!!

Netty said...

Loving your new tree Tam, it reminds me of a Klimt style tree I saw in a book this week.
Happy PPF and Happy Easter, Annette x

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Anne Manda said...

Love your vibrant tree! Love how you released the mouse to the woods, very sweet and kind of you! <3

Debbie said...

Your tree painting is looking very pretty. Lately our cat is having a lot of fun with the mice in our yard! :)

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Happy PPF, I love your rainbow tree and would like to hang out in it's branches for a while and see the world in all those colors. xox

INA JACOBSEN said...

Me gusta mucho tu árbol y el gesto de soltar el ratón en vez de matarlo.

Katie Hone said...

I think that tree is unbelievably amazing and so very inspiring. I work with very similar colours and so appreciate the colour combination. :D

Dianne said...

I love gnarled old trees...your painting is quite lovely! happy PPF!

Erika said...




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Your tree painting is beautiful. It reminds me that there are many things that I still want to paint!

I think it's very respectful of you, the mice to give a second chance. They are actually very cute. We live here with two males, because they have no chance, unfortunately, often ...
Hugs and HPPF
Erika

Gloria in CA said...

It took me a little while to grasp what you meant about visitors and then I caught on. Great story and so good that you catch them and set them free. Love your tree. Nice work on it. Happy Easter.

EVA said...

Love your beautiful tree! You definitely should make a collection of your trees arranged together.

Victoria said...

Gorgeous rainbow tree..very soulful and expressive..wonderful visual meditation...beautiful curves and lines throughout..shine on..stunning work!
Victoria

bellefrogworks said...

That tree is just wonderful. I'm glad you were able to catch and release your now unwelcome guests! HPPF

Melisa said...

What a cool tree! I like your painted rocks, too!

JoyCorcoran said...

The tree has a lot of energy and the colors are beautiful. It's amazing how an idea comes then it transforms itself as you work on it. You handle the color very well. Thanks for sharing and I look forward to more.

Adrienne Rose said...

Heheh awe, I love house guests! ;) And your tree is looking magnificent!

siga said...

I will repeat again, LOVE your trees!!!

അവന്തിക ഭാസ്ക്കര്‍()(, Avanthika Bhaskar said...

love your rainbow tree, itz gorgeous :)