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This week's challenge comes from a quote by Robert Henri which says, "Give a tree its gesture... in a tree there is a spirit of life, a spirit of growth and a spirit of holding its head up." (The Art Spirit
, Robert Henri). Henri's idea was to capture the essence of the tree - its posture and swag - not to get bogged down with the details of individual branches and leaves. You can use this photo from the morgue file
or find a tree with lots of personality of your own for this exercise. There are bonus points for doing it en plein air!
Please be sure to follow the spirit and the letter of the challenge.
For example, each submission must be painted after the challenge is posted.