‘Morning Tree’ © 2016 Carlos Aleman
36″ x 24″ Acrylic on Canvas
Morning Tree was inspired by the work of Joichi Hoshi, which I have been admiring quite a bit lately. The struggling Japanese artist created woodblock prints of what I think were exceedingly ethereal depictions of trees. I based this painting of a photograph I took by a lake with my phone. I found it an interesting challenge to translate the green leaves and sepia tones of branches to white, representing light with echoes of Willam Blake.
‘……whether it is a single tree or a forest……..the mere thought of it stirs my mind, and I try to convey that sentiment in a picture.’ —Joichi Hoshi
(Thanks to Michael for this quote)