The full moon illuminates green Spanish moss hanging on gnarled tree branches. The tree branches have arc'd to form a peace sign. Blue dragonflies dance in the night sky, which is in shades of lavender, deepening to purple. This meditation piece, part of the Zen Mandala modern art series (visionary landscapes in a surreal Asian style), is an original acrylic painting on a gallery-wrapped stretched canvas (the 3/4" sides are finished off in purple acrylic)--no need to frame. It has been lightly varnished to protect the paint and preserve the lustrous colors. The copyright watermarks on the image do not appear on the actual painting.
Working in styles both traditional and visionary, my primary theme is to
express the soul of Nature. I have been painting most of my life. I am a
native Californian and much of my inspiration comes from the beautiful
natural landscape of the San Francisco Bay Area...the woods, the ocean,
the rolling hills, the native wildflowers and wildlife. Even the surreal
tree branches in the Zen series are often taken from the gnarled old
oak trees I see on my walks. Other inspirations include Rumi's poetry, ghosts and the paranormal, books, teapots (I am a
tea addict) and animals, especially cats. Please respect that my artwork is original and copyrighted.