Nowadays, I don’t paint flowers
I have nothing against them.
In fact I like them.
A real lot.
The colors. The delicacy. The shapes
And the fragrance.
Furthermore, I like to buy them as a gift.
But I don’t paint flowers.
Because they don’t move me.
A landscape moves me.
The atmosphere. The sense of a place. The expanse. The drama
Long ago I used to paint flowers.
I remember struggling and struggling to paint them well.
It was so challenging.
But slowly I made progress at painting them well.
And I think the paintings of flowers here are pretty beautiful.
I’d sooner paint a landscape.