Sunday, April 11, 2010

Of Redbud Trees and Proms...




The Redbud trees are so beautiful right now if you live in my part of the country! I have been enjoying the pinkish glow they give my yard. My husband and I planted them as tiny saplings many years ago. I love the gnarled pattern of the branches and how the limbs are like arms reaching almost horizontally to feel the warm spring sunshine.

I was inspired to paint "In the Redbud Tree" because my children always loved to sit in them since their sprawling limbs made it easy to do. I will list it on Ebay tonight. The link is at the top of the page.






















Yesterday was my son's prom. I snapped this quick photo as he was rushing down the sidewalk to his car to pick up his date. I was working in the yard and he came out with his tux on and said, "I'm leaving!" Wow...after having two daughters attend the prom--I can tell you boys are MUCH easier for this sort of thing!!

7 comments:

MyBlueHeaven said...

Handsome is as handsome does - whatever that means.

Julie said...

I love that gorgeous tree in your painting Cris! And, your real one as well. Pink is so pretty in trees like a giant rosebush. What a handsome son....I hope he had a great time! : )

Micki said...

Beautiful painting and love the photos of the trees too!!

I hope your boy had a great time at his prom, i'm sure all the girls love him!!

Micki x

claire barone art said...

THOSE TREES ARE AMAZING I CAN SEE WHY YOU WERE SO INSPIRED YOUR PAINTING IS LOVELY HOPE YOUR SON HAD A GREAT TIME CLAIRE XX

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

you have a handsome son..and I love your painting..I love those trees and wish the blossoms were permanent.;)

Terri said...

He's a handsome fellow - love the new painting, too! We have redbuds all over here and they are gorgeous.

Tina said...

I do love those trees and your painting, of course, is divine.
handsome boy ya got there.
Blessings
T