listening to 'flowering tree totem' by david and steve gordon made me want to have a go at painting a flowering tree... it looked more or less tree-like (i.e. brown bark) until i got to thinking about the
'self portrait in a felt hat' ~ vincent van gogh
self portrait of vincent
that i saw on tumblr earlier in the day. when i went back to look at it again i thought that i really did need to add some color to the flowering tree. try to bring some light into it...
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“Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.”
~C.S. Lewis via tumblr