#O91: Who Heads Home?

This is the largest painting I have attempted since I started painting again earlier this year. The source photo is shown further down below – the scene is actually a pretty mundane one, but I was after that dark warm tree silhouette and its contrast to those rain clouds.

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#O91: Who Heads Home? (Oil on Canvas, 18 x 24″)

Those brush strokes get pretty wild at times:

o91-detail

Here is the source photo:

o91-source

A poem by Wang Wei:

Night Hills 
Rain gone. Hills are void. 
Night air. Autumn now. 
Bright moon in the pines. 
Clear stream on the stones. 
A bamboo noise – who heads home? 
The lotus stirs – who sets out? 
Spring scents always go. 
But you – you must always stay.

Wang Wei (699-759 AD), translated by Kline, A. S., in. 
Like Water or Clouds: The T'ang Dynasty and the Tao 
Poetry in Translation. Kindle Edition.

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