This is another painting from yesterday's plein air painting. I was thinking, no obsessing would be the correct word, about that row trees I painted on Saturday. It sparked comments on my blog about trees, painting, Dwight William Tryon and Wolf Kahn. So I sifted through Wolf Kahn and Tryon images in books and online.
Here is one of each Tryon's and Wolf Kahn's paintings. While there are many differences in these paintings I believe there is one thing we have in common. The love of the ordinary: painting something others would just drive by. This is what these trees are about. There is no reason to go driving about looking for grandeur. Recently I saw a wonderful blog by Rachel Maxi. She paints dumpsters. Yes folks, dumpsters! Each one beautiful and unique with personality. The ordinary seen with beauty. Here is a link.
I guess it makes me once again examine what I paint and why. Have you thought about why you chose your subject? What draws you to it? More later.