Small, Imperfect, Impermanent Series (7 photos)

This is a series small acrylic painting on paper (8″ X 8″ & 8″ X 10″). They are all close-up images of nature, mostly from parks around the country. The objective of the paintings is to encourage the viewer to look closely for the small beauties around them.

“Lava Rock” Craters of the Moon National Monument, Idaho acrylic on paper
“Sandstone” Harris Beach State Park, Oregon acrylic on paper
“Sea Fig” Point Reyes National Seashore, California acrylic on paper
“Scarring on Saguaro Cactus” White Tank Regional Park, Arizona acrylic on paper
“Cherry Blossoms” Tidal Basin, Washington DC acrylic on paper
“Melting Snow, Moss, Lichens” Celebration Park, Snake River, Idaho acrylic on paper
“Wet Driftwood” Harris Beach State Park, Oregon acrylic on paper

 

 

 

 

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Ten Cherry Tree Black Ink Paintings

The following ten paintings were inspired by a recent trip to Washington DC where I was fortunate to experience the early bloom of our famous national cherry trees. All but #3 and#4 (which are from the National Arboretum) are from the tidal basin area of the national mall. These trees were planted in 1912 as a gift from the people of Japan. The paintings are all 9″ X 12″, hand-ground black ink with acrylic wash, on mulberry paper mounted on Claybord.

cherry trees #1
Cherry Trees #1, Washington DC, hand-ground black ink with acrylic wash, mulberry paper mounted on Claybord, 2013, Mark W. McGinnis
cherry trees #2
Cherry Trees #2, Washington DC, hand-ground black ink with acrylic wash, mulberry paper mounted on Claybord, 2013, Mark W. McGinnis
cherry trees #3
Cherry Trees #3, Washington DC, hand-ground black ink with acrylic wash, mulberry paper mounted on Claybord, 2013, Mark W. McGinnis
cherry trees #4
Cherry Trees #4, Washington DC, hand-ground black ink with acrylic wash, mulberry paper mounted on Claybord, 2013, Mark W. McGinnis
cherry trees #5
Cherry Trees #5, Washington DC, hand-ground black ink with acrylic wash, mulberry paper mounted on Claybord, 2013, Mark W. McGinnis
cherry trees #6
Cherry Trees #6, Washington DC, hand-ground black ink with acrylic wash, mulberry paper mounted on Claybord, 2013, Mark W. McGinnis
cherry trees #7
Cherry Trees #7, Washington DC, hand-ground black ink with acrylic wash, mulberry paper mounted on Claybord, 2013, Mark W. McGinnis
cherry trees #8
Cherry Trees #8, Washington DC, hand-ground black ink with acrylic wash, mulberry paper mounted on Claybord, 2013, Mark W. McGinnis
cherry trees #9
Cherry Trees #9, Washington DC, hand-ground black ink with acrylic wash, mulberry paper mounted on Claybord, 2013, Mark W. McGinnis

 

Cherry Trees #10, Washington DC, hand-ground black ink with acrylic wash, mulberry paper mounted on Claybord, 2013, Mark W. McGinnis
Cherry Trees #10, Washington DC, hand-ground black ink with acrylic wash, mulberry paper mounted on Claybord, 2013, Mark W. McGinnis