Someone in a Tree
Day 90. Easter. So of course I decided to go with Pacific Overtures, Stephen Sondheim's account of the westernization of Japan. It makes perfect sense.
Someone in a Tree describes the moment a treaty was signed between the opposing Japanese and American soldiers. No one sees the event the same way. A young boy watches the action from a distance, up in a tree. A peasant listens to the action from underneath the floorboards of the meeting house, and a soldier waits outside. Each person's memories are faulty and half-informed. But they all know that the experience was important...in retrospect.
I think some of my lights got a bit bright, and I might desaturate a shade or two, but I like the tree. And I'm glad I left all the people hidden.
A short hiatus comes now. I'll return with nine new paintings, each from the same show. I'm not sure if I will keep the two hour rule, or instead, learn how to push through to a more finished image. I will have missed a number of great shows-- Gypsy, West Side Story, Mystery of Edwin Drood, Brigadoon, On the Town, Wonderful Town, Chicago and more. Lots more to learn, yet, however. Stay tuned.
Posted by Wilson Swain