Prior to making larger studio pieces I often paint plein air to capture the feeling. This painting also captures the energy of the bamboo by use of the color and the lines radiating upward in the piece.
14" x 11" Pastel
This piece was painted in the Bamboo Garden. Can't you feel the energy reaching upwards?
10" x 8 " Oil
These bamboo pieces just fill me up with energy each time I view them.
24" x 18" Pastel
There is the V again. Can you see it in the middle of the trees? This shape was showing up in my work for a period of time. What did it stand for? Victory perhaps. Things were going in a good direction and the force was with me.
12" x 16" Pastel
In spring the ground is popping with new life.
20" x 24". Pastel
Some days when painting outdoors en plein air, it is not about what I see. It is all about how I feel. The energy takes over and color is more important than making the scene look as real. The painting speaks in a new way, more calligraphy is evident and it is all about the energy.