I painted this piece about 7 years ago but, upon reviewing it recently, decided it needed a more theatrical lighting effect. Specifically, I wanted warm light emanating from behind the cypress tree, creating a stained glass lamp warmth and beauty. After successfully completing the idea, I titled it “The Tiffany Cypress” because it was inspired by the beautiful stained glass work made popular by the Louis Comfort Tiffany Company early in the last century. Chris framed it using American Black Walnut and, of course, a Tiffany style soldered fillet with a copper patina. It now has a place in a historic craftsman home in the Berkeley Hills over looking the San Francisco Bay.