Mar 24, 2011

Spring smorgasbord

Yoshino Cherry, 6x6" oil on panel
Like yesterday’s Weeping Cherry, I painted Yoshino Cherry from the comfort of my car on a gusty day in Winston-Salem. The blossoms of both trees are predominantly white with a touch of pink. Here in North Carolina it’s almost impossible to keep up with the trees that are coming into bloom right now. I may have missed an entire peach orchard in bloom just twenty miles down the road. A non-artist needs to know that being stimulated such as a plein air painter is by surrounding visual beauty is comparable to feeling really hungry, then being offered a smorgasbord. You want it all, you don’t want to pass up the opportunity to capture it all. We’re visual pigs is what we are.

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