Water, Skies, and Natural Landscapes from Oregon, Washington, and travels.
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Kapa'a Sunrise Palms, 6 x 8
At the Allerton Garden, our tour guide shows us a group of giant fig trees, with huge buttress roots. You may have seen them in the movie, JURASSIC PARK. Life finds a way. He tells us that the plants were imported from Australia for the garden. Australians who look at them now don't even recognize this form as belonging to the same plant. Here in Hawaii, where they are exposed to so much rain, their growth pattern is altered beyond recognition.
How many of the choices we make are conditioned by our surroundings?
As a plein air painter, I spend many contented hours sitting in some inspiring spot with the sights and sounds of the outdoors, capturing my impressions of light and color. Back in the studio, these works expand, recreating a particular place in a special moment.
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