"Contorted" by J K (Karen) Phillips Sewell, Original Encaustic

Original Encaustic (Beeswax) painting on 24"x 30" x 1.5" cradled panel

This old apple tree has shown up in many of my paintings.  To me it represents perseverance amidst life's challenges.  Amazingly, it still puts out leaves, blooms and has scrappy little apples that draw the local deer, despite being rotted out and broken down.