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The Big Tree Painting

Watercolor on Paper

Over and over,
fall became winter,
spring became summer,
and fall returned again.
This painting is sort of the bookend piece to the Big Moon painting.  Both function in the text as the passage of thousands of years.  So they had to be both timeless events, but also an event that suggested the passage of time and the changes that take place. 

With those goals in mind, I thought the changing of the seasons and the phases of the moon were good choices to represent the centuries passing.

I believe this was the first painting done for the book, I'm not sure to be honest.  I do know it was the first I "saw" in my head when reading the manuscript--it was the first thumbnail.


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