Paintings of trees
Take a look at three unique and beautiful paintings of trees by Jolanta Johnsson. Represented in mixed technique on paper, each tree is truly a work of art that conveys emotion, history and tranquillity.
Paintings of trees are popular. A tree is a wonderful product of nature. This can be said of all plants. But trees are special plants because of their size. Trees are tall for us humans. Standing next to them, we feel small. To see the top of a tree, we have to tilt our heads and look up high. Then we realise how small creatures we are, compared with their size.
Importance of trees
Trees help us to maintain our sense of proportion. It would be good if this sense of proportion was not just about physical size measured in metres. I would like people to reflect on the importance of trees for life on earth when they look at them. These large plants are separate lands unto themselves. Birds, insects and other animals live in their crowns, trunks and among their roots. In the dense structure of branches, leaves and bark, animals and other smaller plants find shelter and food – a place to live. And we humans get shade from trees when the sun shines too much.
Trees create landscapes that are pleasing to the eye. In this humble list of positive qualities of trees, I will also mention their beauty. That is reason enough to paint trees.
Paintings of trees
Depicting a tree in a painting, not in photography, can be a starting point on a journey into the unknown. I will mention the Dutch artist Mondrian. Why did Piet Mondrian paint trees? Apparently, he found in their structure a logic of nature that led him in time to geometric abstraction. We know him through these paintings. Concrete abstract paintings.
Three paintings of trees by Jolanta Johnsson
My three paintings of trees are traces of three impressions from the view of the same tree. They are like outliers in my resources of tree images. These paintings are already in various places: in Canada and Poland, in private collections and in a museum in Gorlice in south Poland.