#769 Plywood Painted Nativity

Acquired 2016

As I announced in December my upcoming retirement from active daily participation in the almond business starting January 1, 2017, I was honored to have Wendy Larson from Big Tree Organic Farms stop by our office just before Christmas to congratulate me and present me with this awesome nativity piece. Wendy and I have worked in the business as a supplier of her organic manufactured almonds since the late 1990's. She is a believer and witness of Jesus in her personal life and in her business.The nativity she presented to me is 24' wide by 15” high and is put together with four pieces of plywood braced in the back by three pieces of the same wood. The edges of the wood have been left rough and the wood was hand painted with a watercolor appearance. The entire painting is brown except for the gold Star of Bethlehem etching rays of sunset in the painting. The artist created the Holy Family in the stable, two palm trees, and a donkey. Coming to the stable are the three kings. Thank you, Wendy, for this beautiful unique piece. December 2016.