Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Nippa

Nippa, 2013, oil/panel, 20" x 20"

Summer is here!  The trees are bursting and so is the energy of all living things.  I'm working on a series that tries to express this using the blossoms all over so many trees in my region.  Right now the apples, and flowering crabs are wowing me.  Last week it was the magnolias.  I love oriental brush paintings, particularly the zen schools.  I'm trying to pull off that spontaneous and effortless touch using oils.  This is a sketch.