Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Oriental Gardens - o/c 29" x 33"

Oriental Garden in Winter
29" x 33"

Oriental Garden has been created from a pencil sketch by placing a number of my photos of public and private gardens in Japan and China.  Artistic license flows well in my studio when I draw upon those personal experiences from living in Japan and travel throughout China in the early-mid 1980s as I was working the painting. By placing the numeric groups of three and five within; 3 shrubs, 5 stepping stones, and 5 dwarf trees in front of the hedge I remained true to the oriental philosophy. 

This is another painting which tells an interesting story and blends well with the artist to be treasured infinite lifetimes.