The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace.
9x12 acrylic on masonite en plein air
Tall standing oak trees are great examples of strength, even when the ground they're attached to is covered in thick thorns and briers. What a testimony this is to believers in Christ as well. God gives strength in the midst of adversity. When the circumstances that surround you seem as nothing but thorns and reflections of the curse of the earth, that's when these giant oaks become trophies of God's persevering strength that He gives to His people.
This painting was painted on location on the hiking trails at Piedmont Environmental Center located in Jamestown, NC. If you're looking for a good hike with some beautiful scenery, be sure to check this place out. I wish I could have painted something or someone at the base of these oak trees so you could get a concept of their enormity. I'll definitely do more exploring here at P.E.C.