The view of the Jefferson Memorial through a fragrant and lovely soft pink gentle curtain of cherry blossoms is a lovely sight to see. This was based on a local photographer Matt Gottshalk's gorgeous image he captured during the blooming of the Nation's Capital's cherry blossoms.
The Cherry Blossom Festival usually happens in Washington DC around mid March, which is when about 70% of the Yoshino cherry blossoms are open. The length of the peak bloom period depends on weather conditions — calm, cool weather can extend the length of the blooming period, while a rainy, windy day can shorten the time the blooms stay on the trees.
I created this piece when the blossoms were in peak bloom, when millions enjoy the Japanese cherry blossom trees when they bloom in spectacular fashion every spring along the West and East Potomac parks.
This is an original work created using the finest acrylic paints and mediums, using mostly palette knives, non-traditional implements, and some brush work. The sides of the thick, 1.5" profile of this gallery wrapped canvas are painted, no frame needed).
16" x 20" x 1.5"