JUNIPER (2022)

This painting was completed when the Juniper trees were growing- and they’re beautiful. Therefore, I wanted to instil the calm from the tree into the canvas. I first painted from a reference of a picture I had taken, then wiped the whole canvas smearing the entire paint into a blur. Afterwards, I painted over it again, reinterpreting what was once there without reference. Creating a new entire painting; that might not be juniper anymore but pulls a calming feel towards the surface as the previous layers are harmonious with the new creation.

juniper

The materials used were oil sticks/pigment sticks on canvas. I used a palette knife to smear the entire painting. After smearing it, I painted the layer above while wet with only a white paint stick, then let it dry to give it a lighter feel for the next layer.

Like my previous paintings, they have thick strokes in an impasto style. This adds depth and uses natural lighting to add detail to the painting. It also allows for history to be seen. The original painting is still slightly visible through the top. The lower it goes, the older it gets.

Buy this artwork here, on Joshua Norwood’s own Saatchi art account!

TREE (2022)

Tree (2022) is an artwork by Joshua Obara Norwood – an abstract expressionist style with oil pigment sticks over a wooden canvas. The work is full of distorting previous layers, scratching into the surface, and then painting over it again with the pigment. These methods create a history with the idea of creating a mysterious shady tree in the painting.

TREE (2022)
TREE (2022) BY JOSHUA OBARA NORWOOD

Abstract Expressionist Oil Stick on Panel (Pigment on Wooden Panel)

It is supposed to be hung with the other painting, “JUNCTION I“, which showcases a chaotic metro look. This painting is calm yet slightly chaotic, which adds to the illusion of stability that both give. Perhaps- we’re not stable, and we all have a bit of chaos and calm within us. These are human emotions transcribed into a painting and manipulated so that anything or everything can suddenly be wiped away. A wipe with clay modelling tools creates a swipe. Unconventional tools are used as life is not convenient.

These paintings that Joshua does are painted over several days. Every new layer adds a new form of history as multi-faceted, like a person. You can find his art on sale over here.

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Tree Nut Milk Recipe

This is something for those hot summer days or people looking for a delicious milk alternative! Tree nut milk is delicious plant-based milk, and it’s free of peanuts for those who are allergic!

If you’re also looking to have non-peanut foods that are also healthy, you can find our special tree nut butter recipe here! Our recipes use xylitol for sugar replacement; you can simply replace it with sugar if needed.

Tree Nut Milk Recipe

Mixed nuts
To get all that delicious flavour out, these nuts must be roasted first and given oomph!

You’ll want to preheat the oven to around 175 c fan on. Line a tray with parchment paper, then add the tree nuts to the top. Make sure it’s evenly spread out so that it roasts evenly. Place the tray into the oven for approximately 6 to 8 minutes. Or until you can smell the toasted aromas released.

Soaking these nuts helps to add liquid to them and makes it easier for the blender to blend them into that delicious milk! Yum!

Once we remove the nuts from the oven, we will soak them in double the water to the nuts ratio. Place it in the fridge for around 4 hours. Once soaked, we will put the liquid and the nuts into the blender to blend until it has been processed.

Unprocessed tree nut milk
This is to be blended! Soon it will become our tree nut milk!

I blended the stuff for around 8 minutes; it depends on how powerful your blender is. If it’s not powerful as mine, you can use the same amount of time. You can always check after blending to ensure all of it has turned to milk.

Tree nut milk
There we go! There is our delicious nut milk!

Now it’s finished! You should enjoy this recipe; we also have an elderberry syrup you can try out too!

Tree Nut Milk

Josh N.
A delicious alternative to milk!
Prep Time 8 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 23 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine British
Servings 2 People

Equipment

  • 1 blender

Ingredients
  

  • 500 grams mixed tree nuts
  • 4 cups water

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 175 fan on Celsius.
  • Lay parchment paper on the tray
  • Add the nuts to the parchment paper tray and spread out so they evenly roast. Place in oven for 6 to 8 minutes until you can smell the roasted aroma.
  • Take them out of the oven then add them to a bowl which can hold 4 cups of water with them. Add them together then leave to soak in the refrigerator for 4 hours.
  • Take out of the refrigerator then add the contents to a blender then blend for 8 minutes until the milk is finished.

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Keyword milk, nut, tree nut

Tree Nut Butter Recipe

This tree nut butter recipe is a recipe I created as I can’t eat peanuts! It involves xylitol, coconut oil and any tree nuts you want to include! You can opt to change the xylitol to sugar, though it’s much healthier with a sugar-free sweetener (granted, it’s not chemical!).

For the recipe, you’ll simply need a food processor. You will mostly let the processor do the work, but I add coconut oil in the middle of it. Add the xylitol as you add the nuts into the processor so it can be mixed in properly. Otherwise, you’ll end up with it being in bits inside of the butter.

Mixed nuts, roasted.
Those tree nuts look delicious! They’re roasted for around 6 minutes in the oven at around 150-175 C fan! You can roast them for another 2 minutes if they don’t start to let their aroma out!

Preheat the oven to around 175 C fan on or 150 C fan on. You’ll want to put the baking paper on the tray, then add the nuts. We roast them to let their flavour out, just like with our flour! When you can smell the aroma around 6 to 10 minutes after putting them into the oven, take them out. You’ll want to add it to the food processor.

Tree Nut Butter being made with oil added
Yum, that coconut oil looks really delicious! This will help to add some smoothness to the nut butter! You can optionally decide not to add it. I just feel it also gives it a nice coconut flare to it!

Add the xylitol to the food processor, then mix it for around a minute to two. Alternatively, you can swap out the xylitol with sugar if you prefer. Once done, add the coconut oil, then mix for another 10 minutes. Make sure to scrape the sides with a spatula to evenly process.

Tree Nut Butter
Here it is finished! It looks delicious, and it also does taste very delicious! How about you give it a try?

Tree Nut Butter Recipe

Tree Nut Butter

Tree Nut Butter

Josh N.
A very delicious peanut butter alternative just using tree nuts!
Prep Time 12 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Ingredient
Cuisine British
Servings 8 people

Equipment

  • 1 Food Processor

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp xylitol
  • 500 grams mixed tree nuts

Instructions
 

  • (change recipe ingredients based on how much you want to make!)
  • Take baking paper and add it to a tray. Preheat oven to 175 C fan on OR 150 C fan on.
  • Add the nuts onto the baking tray, add to oven for around 6 to 8 minutes.
  • Take the nuts out of the oven then add to food processor with xylitol.
  • Mix for around 3 minutes, add the coconut oil and continue mixing for around 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Scrape the butter out into a jar then seal.

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Keyword butter, coconut, nut, tree

Well, we hope you enjoyed our recipe! Make sure to check out our other recipes for more ideas! You can find them on our YouTube channel as well!