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.
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.