The Waiting Tree in the Golan Heights: Acrylic on Canvas, 16” x 11.75”
The Waiting Tree in the Golan Heights is an acrylic painting on canvas. Here the land is depicted as lush and fertile with motley shades of green, a couple of minute brown patches, and a tiny smudge of blue. The Zaffer to Persian blues on the ground are suggestive of a puddle of water which ensures the tree can sustain life. These deep blues are picked up and reflected with lighter shades of Azure and Sea Blue in the tree itself. On the other hand, the Sky is painted in shades of gray ranging from a light Pearl River to Steal to Iron. Here the sky is portrayed as heavy and inauspicious. The brushstroke movements give a feel of wind to which the tree slightly bends.
This painting represents a deep conversation taking place between the lonesome tree and the wind. Here the tree in the Golan Heights, is firmly planted, yet faintly leans toward Syria, and is patiently awaiting the return of a fallen loved one who will never come home. The tree is rendered in a state of limbo caught between denial and the acceptance of loss.
While the subject matter is strong, the painting itself is exceptionally pleasing to the eye and would make a fabulous addition and conversation starter in any home or office.