Cherry Blossom

pauldrobertson

Perth, Australia

Artist's Description

Watercolours on quite textured, but quite cheap low cotton content and low gsm paper.
I STILL haven’t sold the original of this piece. That may be because I haven’t exhibited it because I believed it to be lost, like a great deal of my possessions… anyone seen my pants?

I found and framed this painting after my last exhibition. It has grown on me. It hangs in the entrance hall to my father’s house, where i live even though I am 39 because i am mad and because i am broke from being a really, really good artist

they are nice pants.
the ones i can’t find.

stripey.

I was seeing a lovely young professional woman and I wanted to paint her. She wanted to have a painting of Cherry blossoms.
Initially, I was against the idea. Then she took off her top.

No that’s not what happened. Well, close. I can’t remember. Initially, I wanted to put in a monk. I said that it was more Zen. I still think so, really.
“Or,” I said – “how about a DUCK? There are ducks around cherry trees, I’ve seen them. Meditating.”
I do like getting flowers from people. I give flowers to people. Often. Women, mostly. Well yes exclusively.
I didn’t really know what cherry blossoms looked like, even though I had watched Monkey, which did feature cherry blossoms. I watched it so avidly that I can still recite the voice over from the opening credits:“In the world before Monkey, primal chaos reigned. Heaven sought order, but the phoenix can fly only when its feathers are grown…”And so on.

I found pictures on the web and painted some of them, as I didn’t have any actual blossoms handy – and though I did love the tv show “Monkey,” I spent most of the time watching it confused by erotic feelings for one of the main characters who was supposed to be a boy (the actor was a girl.)
I had four goes at it, and this is the second. The fourth I sold to her. I found them recently and thought they were actually quite pleasing. Here they are. No ducks or monks sorry.

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