Trees Cheering up the Moon

Acrylic on Canvas, 2011

This group of trees came from a section of another painting, “Limitless Afternoon Dreams”. What a fun explosion of foliage! Where there are clumps of trees, I have to wonder what they’re all up to. What are they saying to each other?

In this case, all trees speak together in concert, communicating with the moon. The moon is having one of those days where he’s fully exposed during the daylight hours. He is embarrassed to be seemingly competing with the sun. The trees know the moon can’t really help it, so together, they are trying to make the moon feel happier. And the grasses are equally enthusiastic! “It’s OK, moon!”