Palm Canyon’s Ferns, Roots, and Trees

Palm Canyon, in San Diego’s Balboa Park, is multi-level. There is a place you can stand by the roots of a great banyan tree and look across to a pedestrian bridge that goes over it as well and look down on the canyon floor below at the same time. A fantastic jumble of aerial roots, ferns, palms, and thin tree trunks fill the canyon floor and stretch up towards the banyan trees. Its complexity is mesmerizing, and I wanted to capture this feeling with this painting.

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9 Responses to Palm Canyon’s Ferns, Roots, and Trees

  1. deb92024 says:

    A little creepy but I like it!

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  2. Barbara Raub says:

    This looks like a magical place and your painting is mesmerizing! My eyes want to spend the day in your painting, hang out, and explore! Beautifully done💕

    Sent from my iPhone


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  3. tprevey says:

    Lovely and jungly!

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  4. I feel like this is the Garden of Eden kind of place – a primordial scene from the beginning of time. Before there were people. Just luxuriant growth. I love it.


  5. jofox9973 says:

    This has a gorgeous textured feel to it!

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