7 x 10 original pastel on watercolor paper, matted and framed, $100 plus shipping
I am trying my hand at creating an abstract from a real subject matter. I am more interested in painting emotional responses than in perfectly and accurately portraying reality. I will leave that for my camera. I want more and more for my paintings to tell something about myself. I also want my paintings to create strong feelings in the viewer’s heart. No holding back. No impediments. I go through life looking around, but on the day I found the reference material for this painting, I looked up. I was inside the visitor section of the State Botanical Gardens in Athens, GA. I couldn’t resist taking a picture as my eyes followed the trunk of a palm tree upward. I am gonna start looking up more often.