A cherry tree

'Tis the season to paint cherry blossoms!  They'll be gone in a few days, so now is the time -- chilly weather or not.  To make the pinkish-white blossoms pop, I chose a tree with dark foliage behind it. 

I started this late afternoon, and my hands got cold before I could finish.  I had hoped to add a tourist or two for scale, and maybe some more foreground detail.  But I'm still pretty happy with this little painting.   

 Geoff Watson, "Cherry tree in April," oil on canvas panel, 8" x 10," 2018.

Geoff Watson, "Cherry tree in April," oil on canvas panel, 8" x 10," 2018.