Under the Ancient Cherry Tree
14 x 18 inches
Juror's Award: Honorable Mention
Juror's note: This painting is a wonderful tribute to an ancient tree. It is complex in texture. The sense of movement is charming. The flowers painted at the tree’s base seem to be admirers huddled in adoration. One can really feel the power and stance of the tree without seeing the entire tree itself. The overall lights and darks of the painting are nicely handled.