The Healing Tree #2, reboot / by debbie rich

I'm reinvigorating an older large painting that I absolutely love. The painting shows the front of the house of my former Feldenkrais practitioner so I think of it as my "healing tree."

She is a retired ballerina who works out of her house in the inner Sunset. Her therapy got me through a difficult time when I was in a lot of physical pain. I feel peaceful when I think of walking up her (very steep) steps, seeing that tree, and knowing that I'd feel better in an hour.

The painting is rather large, 3 x 4 feet. It moved to a new home with me a few years ago and, like many of us, needs a mild facelift. I'm reapplying some of the paint, adding new texture and a few improvements.