Two Canadian Geese by Purple Cherry Blossom Tree Inspiration
What inspired me to do this painting was visiting the Arcadia Arboretum in Los Angeles during the Spring, which is one of my absolute favorite places tucked away in the city to wind down, relax and be with nature. In fact I have a yearly pass to the Arboretum since I love it so much and visit at least five times a year. It's my favorite arboretum in California because it's always blossoming different flowers at different times of the year and is always teaming with wildlife. Wild peacocks, Canadian geese, ducks, and turtles are residents of the Arboretum. Very often when you visit you will see a pair or group of Canadian geese lying on the grass or roaming around eating grass. They have no fear of humans whatsoever. In fact they will come up to you and eat right out of your hands! I got the idea to paint the purple cherry blossoms because one day during the spring, I was standing under this white cherry blossom tree and the breeze was blowing and the petals were falling all around me. It was a such a beautiful sight being surrounded by white petals and green grass. It felt like it was raining cherry blossom petals on a nice warm spring day. Standing under that tree made me forget all my worries and feel like I'm in a peaceful world away from the hustle & bustle of the city. This painting can bring the feeling of springtime into your apartment or home.