Exercise 10, part I
April 4, 2016 Comments Off on Exercise 10, part I
Look up. Describe the first thing you notice, and report your impressions in detail.
the first thing I saw was the painting I made at a painting &vino class at Cardiff by the Sea. it’s called Cherry Tree. A blossoming cherry tree by a river. Some of the pedals of the flowers are falling into the river, floating down the stream. The sky is unusually blue: blue blue. The particular thing I noticed about the painting was the dark tumor on the top of the trunk, at the bending of the branches. This color of the tumor is near black and I remembered I added it after I finished everything. The action has mystified me since the moment I added it to the painting. I believe everything happens for a reason. Why did I do that?
My daughter was with me at the class. She asked me, why do you do that? I said, I don’t know. Maybe I wanted to show that this tree is not a young tree, and it has a history of experience. Experience makes life richer and interesting and deeper. Or because imperfection makes it perfect.
Every time when I looked at the painting, my attention goes to that tumor I added. My very personal touch. I tried to interpret my intention for the action. This action makes me feel my tainted view of life and the depth I have been looking for. Have I reached the depth of life experience that I am able to write better?