Here is another painting done while attending the online class I took at Woodmere Museum back in March 2022. We were focusing on Eastern/Western art and comparing characteristics of the two. This is another painting featuring a large tree in the foreground. Again with a figure. And this time with a crowd of people coming in and out of the picture.
It’s called I’ll Wait for You by the Big Tree and it is 14″ x 11″ on masonite, done in March 2022.
I really like the way that all of those milling figures are transparent while the tree is solitary and solid. It suggests the permanence of the enduring tree in contrast to the transitory nature of the humans.
When I finished this picture I really liked it for the reason you mention, the still figure of the tree among the people all rushing around, with one person temporarily in the sphere of influence of the tree, and waiting. It felt like a lot of moments I have lived in, in my life – stopping in the middle of the rush and feeling alone, or unique, or even just a sense of stillness in the middle of chaos.
You are a Renaissance Woman, what I can I say – what a prolific artist and I am in awe!
Thank you. It helps that I seem to be able to work fast, I think.