TO be used thus for such a cruel purpose greatly distressed the tree, and Jesus, nailed upon it, sensed this, and in His gently pity for all sorrow and suffering said to it.
Dogwood Flowers 1973
artist Vernita Bridges Hoyt
oil on canvas
approx. 16x20 inches
Painted for my mother many years ago, the Dogwood Flowers painting is at home in her living room right where she originally hung it. I haven't had the heart to move it but documented the painting with a photo when I was last visiting Dad. I can think of a few other early paintings I've lost because I didn't know to document. This is the first public showing of Dogwood Flowers 1973.
The Dogwood Legend graces a china plate given me by my mother thirty-five years ago.