I pick garden plants to show color in every season. A red twig dogwood was one I chose for its warm, bright color in winter. One year, winter put it through a particularly severe challenge as an ice storm wrapped its twigs with ice three times their' diameter and bending them to the ground. It persevered, offering an inspiring gift, while many plants around it snapped under the weight. The twigs stayed bright and beautiful through transparent, sparkling robes, magnifying their brilliance.
Life gave it lemons and it reflected color and spirit with a perseverance much sweeter than lemonade. I use this piece in my home to remember my ability to shine my brightest, even through life's severe weather.
This piece is a digital painting using brush strokes, available in my gallery in a variety of sizes and on a variety of products. I also offer canvases that are hand-embellished after printing with paint, showing texture, depth and a subtle iridescence on the snow. Please contact me if you're interested in an embellished canvas which I'll be happy to customize for you in size!