This painting brings me all the way back to my earliest passion for drawing. In college I spent hours drawing dried seed pods on paper. The organic shape of leaves allows endless artistic pursuits in line work and shape. Black lines in this piece were reminiscent of early drawings. At 24″ x 30″ this large painting was created with layers of colors and glazing. My goal was soft colors along with intriguing shapes achieved by tonal value. The surface was achieved with spontaneous brush strokes, rubbing hard, wiping off and scumbling.