Friday, March 30, 2012

Weeping Cherry

Many years ago I planted a weeping cherry in the center of my garden that blooms around the time of my mother's birthday on April 15th.  I have painted this tree over and over again from different angles and at different times of the day.  I am always in a frenzy to capture the tree as the light changes and the weather does not cooperate and before the petals fall to the ground and I have to wait one more year to get another chance.  I am never satisfied with these paintings.  Here is a video of most of them.  They are not necessarily in the order painted but the last three were painted in the last two years in my studio.  These lack the spontaneous brush strokes of earlier years but begin to capture some of the magic of this time of year for me.

(Click on the small square at the far right of the video to view in full size and then the ESC key to exit.)


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