6 x 8, oil
So, how DO you paint white? White is never really white because it is influenced by everything around it--the blue sky, the green and brown leaves reflecting into it-and in this case, the wind reshaping it every few minutes...and all those colors shifting back and forth...it can be maddening. Needless to say, I was just about to throw in the towel when my young neighbor dropped by to say hello. He is so charming, such a breath of fresh air, and brings so much positive energy with him. As we talked, I suddenly realized that the painting had begun to look more like a magnolia because I was no longer over-thinking and obsessing about what I was doing. Thank you my little friend. You are such good chi.
"It is all that reality--you are in the world that you are painting. The light changes, the wind blows, things are constantly moving. You are forced to paint quickly and spontaneously" ...Sherrill Cooper