iFLOPS. With this blog post I am suggesting we 'locals' start a new organization. There's PAWA, the organization of Washington Plein Air Painters. There's OPA, the Oil Painters of America....but no iFLOPS.......the Flat Light painters of Puget Sound. I think I got an idea here.
These thoughts occurred to me late yesterday afternoon as I was standing in the rain painting this lovely little wild apple tree on the shore of Pleasant Beach. Flat light has its challenges. Flat light with drops rolling down into my eyes presents another. BUT, after several years of driving past this little wonder I finally painted it. It would have been so much better with a little sun.
I wonder how it got there. Did an apple drift to shore....or did someone toss a core out the window as they drove by? Did you know that you can't plant an apple seed and actually get the type of apple you planted? They all revert to their wild state.....which was somewhere in Kazakstan. All those Red Delicious, Braeburns, Cameos, and all the others came from grafted trees.
My goal is to educate.
By the way, the 'i' stands for 'idjut'.
(Update a few days later. I've been informed that this is a plum....the apple is just down the beach....does this mean someone threw out their pit? ....nah, flowering plum)