In nooks and corners Cold remains: Flowers of the plum
- Yosa Buson
Well, I need your help to gather all my paintings of trees and birds and create a Digital Book. I have a good forest here onceuponapaper.etsy.com, and I want to create a bunch more trees, to cover the broad range of the luxurious color combinations and shapes that nature and myself can produce. The Digital Book , a PDF file, will be viewable on your computer or mobile device. I will start working on it as soon as the the project reaches it’s funding goal, and then keep adding the new paintings.
What you get as rewards when you pledge is only original watercolor works. Plus of course, the PDF Book. Three sizes are available for the paintings: small ~8×10, medium ~12×17 and large ~18x24inch. They will be produced based on the pledging order, first come first served. For the original paintings you are allowed to suggest a color your painting should be based on. It will all be taken care with the survey sent at the end of project pledging time.
When I layout a tree, I am searching for a prototype and archetype, and for the most relevant and exciting to our human brains. Not an easy task, but so teasing to me. My trees give joy, positive energy, color to the walls, oxygen to your brain, and make your friends jealous. I’ll make trees and their inhabitants, - birds. Two symbols of earth and flight, of rooted and freedom, of building and occupancy.
It started a few years ago, out of my professional architectural design research. As an architect you always need to sketch your plans with a pencil, and many times, your spaces start looking like bubbles following some structure. From there, it all deviated into these paintings. I guess I always loved trees with their amazing crowns and structural forms. And who doesn’t?
Thanks for reading this, and for those willing to join, please follow my progress at onceuponapaper.net