By Study and Faith

Watercolor. 11″ x 14″

Portland, Oregon LDS Temple.

I love the intensity of autumn color.  This vine maple turns the most gorgeous reds and oranges each year and is made even more meaningful when visited by a young student. The mind of the student grows like the tree, stretching with knowledge and illuminated with new colors, or feelings and ideas. His desire to study and understand will have a great influence on his present and future family. In this painting, his attention in on the study of the scriptures.