| 08 December, 2013 10:33
It was right after the Cherry Blossoms last Spring that I decided to to keep going back to this loction to paint at the Tidal Basin. The Jefferson Monument was nearly portrait pink every glorious day last year and I was compelled to record it. But it got terribly green. The very first green of Spring isn't green at all, but an orangy pinkish yellow. But that lasted only a few days and then it was terribly green. I painted it anyway and after a month all the cherries were out, suprise! There were lots of things happening all around me, the throngs of high school kids from all over the country and this bird. This bird was tending a nest down inside the tree. This bird was always there. So, I painted the bird. It was truly rewarding when a huge baby bird came out of that hole one day and I was right there to see it. That's what I like about painting in the same spot day after day.
But of course, the painting was too green.
So,this year I took that painting out and sanded down all the green leaves and painted the cherry blossoms in!
This is what my painting looked like after I took it to the Tidal Basin to paint the blossoms in.