Leonardo da Vinci

Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art.

--Leonardo da Vinci

Friday, March 16, 2012

Great Views from the Park

Maples' Dance
On my way to paint the Post Hospital on Sunday, i couldn't help but to be enthralled with the amazing colors that were vibrating with the intensity of a techno club on Saturday night, and i had to stop at Vancouver's Central Park to capture it.
I have long wanted to paint these interestingly shaped trees that seem to glow when the sunlight illuminates their moss covered limbs and trunks. So i cut my travel short and remained in the park for an action filled afternoon of wind and rain and slingin' oil paints with the spirit of, The Outlaw, Josey Wales.
Seriously though, these trees have such great lines, i don't think i did them justice, but they were great fun and the local colors were inspiring. I will definitely revisit this spot, at least on a seasonal basis to see what poetry of musical color are on display as i witness the Maples' Dance.


  1. Ah, what a good title! These trees do look grounded and I LOVE the greens in the trunks and branches. This turned out GREAT, "Josey Wales"! (haha!)

  2. Beautiful painting. The trees do look like they're dancing to me :-)