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Started a new small series, going back to hands again. I can’t seem to stay away from people and figures in my painting 😄

I have been wanting to paint trees (and landscapes) for a while now, but all my attempts at plein air painting have been, well, lets say less than desirable. Trees are so lovely and magnificent and have become a personal totem of sorts for me. A friend suggested starting small, with leaves, so I can still paint the thing that I love, and not feel too frustrated. So, I did! These smaller pieces combine the ideals and concepts that matter the most to me.

The hand is positioned in the Prithvi, or Earth mudra. This gesture is used to strengthen the Earth element in the body. I coupled the positioning of the fingers with the leaf to make my own symbol representing the Earth element.