Painting # 33

"Kuro Matsu"

Finished on April 23, 2004, this 16" x 20" painting is a representation of another passion of mine; the art and science of bonsai. In this painting I have attempted to show an informal upright style (moyogi) Japanese Black Pine as if being shown in a competition. The title, "Kuro Matsu," means Black Pine in Japanese. It is in the collection of Michael Levin, bonsai expert and owner of BonsaiWest in Littleton, Massachusetts.

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