Mar 23, 2011

Grieving Japan

Weeping Cherry, windblown, 6x6" oil on panel
When I first tried to identify a Weeping Cherry, I assumed it was a willow. It wasn’t in bloom, and it looked very much to me like a willow. What a marvelous tree, what delicate branches and flowers! On Monday, a windy day in Winston-Salem, NC, I painted this one in the comfort of my car. The name of the tree speaks to the catastrophic events that have so devastated Japan.
I have plans to donate proceeds from the sale of this painting to the Japanese Red Cross Society. Bids will open at $100.

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