Arbutus on Fairweather
Oil on Canvas, Framed
When I began painting this Arbutus, one in a series that I am completing, I felt a rush…as if something amazing was happening, that I was not in control of. As though the painting “flowed” and created itself. I was going to also paint leaves on it…but have recently discovered that there is a virus attacking the arbutus and perhaps they will become extinct. As such, I have decided to leave this piece leafless…. to express my concerns. Arbutus are beautiful trees admired by many.