This location is Jug Handle Beach again.
I love this composition very much.
This big empty space balances to everything.
It might be Japanese way to think.
I just got a book â€œCompositionâ€ by Arthur Wesly Dow.Â The first edition was published in 1899.
Back of the book says:Dowâ€™s composition exercised an enormous influence on emerging modern artists of century ago including Georgia Oâ€™Keeffe and Charles Sheeler.
They are my favor artists.
I donâ€™t read this book yet.
I was trained â€œcompositionâ€ for one year and half Â before I got in Musashino Art University. And we continued studying â€œcompositionâ€ at the university. So I have good confidence of â€œcompositionâ€.
I took painting class of Bill Martin at the college of Red wood. I respect Bill Martin as a great art instructor and a painter.
After the class I showed my painting, which I painted at my studio, to Bill Martin. He said, â€œItâ€™s me. This composition wouldnâ€™t work for me.â€ Then I told myself, â€œJapanese composition wouldn’t work in this country.â€
Anyway I took the painting to the Galley and it was sold right away. So I thought that somebody likes the composition. It was two decades ago.
Now I found this â€œCompositionâ€ by Arthur Wesley Dow. His composition based on Japanese composition. Iâ€™m very curious to read this book.
Back to my painting â€œPine in Loveâ€.
Pine tree is symbol of Perpetuate Youth and Longevity in Japan.
And I saw the shape of heart from the earth of this scene.
So I named â€œPine in Loveâ€.
Carol who purchased the painting e-mailed me:
It arrived! Â What a wonderful painting. Â I will treasure it. Â Thank you!
It made my day.