Saturday, June 14, 2008

Indian Bean Tree 2008

In the specimen orchard of Q.E. Park I painted this exotic tree. In a fleeting moment it's contorted shape took place and it sometimes resembles a sentinel guarding over the good visitors, like us, in this spooky park. I literally pushed the pigment around the canvas at light speed and this expressionistic vision was before me, and I quite like it now. The oriental plane tree and some other trees are growing in this area of the park: come and visit when in Vancouver. These trees are from other countries and are there for people to do research, the bark is quite colourful on some. Our other high-lights while visiting this park were the extremely beautiful flowers in the beds and the quarry, wildflowers hiding under the trees, the westcoast forest area, the ponds and the birds.

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