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Tree Of Life

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By Emberblue   |   Watch
Published: January 2, 2012
© 2012 - 2020 Emberblue
16"x20" Acrylic on canvas. Approximately 11 hours of painting. I started this on December 31, 2011 and completed it January 2, 2012.

The inspiration for this came from the following:

And out of the ground the LORD God made every tree grow that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life [was] also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
~ Genesis 2:9
So He drove out the man; and He placed cherubim at the east of the garden of Eden, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life.
~Genesis 3:24
And he showed me a pure [fn] river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, [was] the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each [tree] yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree [were] for the healing of the nations.


In the garden mankind sinned and died...but by God's grace He made a way for us to have life and be with Him in paradise.

I used these images as reference/ideas: emberblue.deviantart.com/favou…

This was a very quick painting for me, considering most paintings take me much longer than just a few days. I was very tempted to put more detail into this one, but I decided to keep it simple. Perhaps a more detailed version another day.

Thank you for viewing. :heart: And Happy New Year! :party:

**eidt** Thanks so much for all of the :+fav:s! :wow:
Image size
2550x3227px 5.12 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
OLYMPUS CORPORATION
Model
C-5000Z
Shutter Speed
1/125 second
Aperture
F/8.0
Focal Length
8 mm
ISO Speed
50
Date Taken
Jan 2, 2012, 1:22:06 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Macintosh
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i love it!
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zacharyknox222Hobbyist Artist
i like it!
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codyshrum18Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool
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EmberblueProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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codyshrum18Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome
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Lightning-Mover256Hobbyist General Artist
No words can describe the beauty of this painting! :heart:
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EmberblueProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks for taking the time to say something so encouraging. :huggle:
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Lightning-Mover256Hobbyist General Artist
Anytime! :aww::heart:
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Queen-of-Ice101Student Writer
Amazing artwork!!
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EmberblueProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks so much for the encouragement! :heart:  God gets all the credit because He gave me the ability. :thumbsup:
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HolyArtsAlchemistHobbyist Writer
You did a marvelous job with this picture.
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EmberblueProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you. :tighthug:  This is one of my personal favorites. :aww:
Garv101's avatar
Beautiful work Ember. You've grown so much artistically since I last browsed your gallery.  Impressive :D
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EmberblueProfessional Digital Artist
Wow, that is a sweet and encouraging thing to say! :love: May I ask, how long has it been since you looked at my gallery last?  I'm curious how much I've grown in how much time. :D

Thanks!  Have a great day!
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TheCannibalAutopsyHobbyist General Artist
I don't exactly believe in the religion behind this piece, but the art itself it awesome!
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EmberblueProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you, I appreciate you taking the time to comment.  It means a lot. :aww:  This painting is very special to me.  I gave it to my Dad...but I liked it so much that I ordered a canvas print from deviantArt so that I could have one hanging up at home. :D
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Love it 
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EmberblueProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks! :tighthug:
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Je-ssiStudent General Artist
Fantastic work ! I love the details !
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EmberblueProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks so much!  Glad you like it. :heart:  Many blessings in Jesus!
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Je-ssiStudent General Artist
You're very welcome Huggle! 
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Aw0Professional General Artist
Really cool rendition :) It would be hard to resist eating fruit from this tree if it looked like this XI
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EmberblueProfessional Digital Artist
lol! ;p
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hlootooHobbyist Artist
Powerful and lovely. Good job. :)
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