It was a site to see a singular cherry blossom. The rich pink petals danced in the gentle wind, creating a delicate scene. The cool spring air kept the blossoms from wilting and gave them their signature scent. The trees were planted long ago to commemorate an old man’s passing and the birth of another, solidifying the eternal bond between both life and death. The cherry blossom stood as a sign of time and its ability to overcome all.
PALM FROND OCEAN OIL on Mangowood This Photorealistic painting transports you to a serene natural setting where the ocean and a palm frond frame a picturesque landscape. The piece features the Palm fronds in the foreground with a beautiful blue ocean as viewed from shore, which acts as the backdrop.
This painting was done after I read a book about how to arrange flowers in Japanese-style. I really like the rustic feel of this painting because the materials used in the arrangement are not ordered, but instead just thrown together in an unsystematic way that echoes my own feeling when arranging flowers.
The painting “Palms quartet” is inspired by the work of the French painter Henri Rousseau. The painting was part of an exhibition organized in 2013, when this article was written. The exhibition featured works done by artists who had been influenced by Fauvism or Cubism. These are styles that arose in France during a short period around the turn of…
The art is called Ikebana and is an art form (yōga) practised mainly in Japan, whose purpose is to bring about a mood of sober meditation through the arrangement of flowers. The term ikebana derives from the words ikeru (生) and hana (花), meaning “live flowers”. Ikebana was created in the late 13th century by Chinese priest Dōyū, who came…