So we moved into this house, fully furnished, with paintings like this everywhere that make me feel like I’m living in a nursing home:
We have things like this that my in-laws brought back from Africa:
Needless to say, the styles don’t really mesh, so I decided to paint something for the living room inspired by all of this African art, and I’ve been in love with the Baobab tree for forever. The idea of an entire village being sheltered by one tree is just so cool. Anyway, this is what I came up with:
If I were to do it over again, I would do the background first, rather than the tree, because it was a pain in the neck trying to paint the sky and sun behind all those spindly branches. And also, my very best friend and talented artist pointed out that it would be more in keeping with the style if the path had solid lines, rather than blurry ones.