‘smoke-like’ fluffy flower heads
STILL has a style. it’s spare and uncluttered, often graphic, usually organized and clean, with lots of white space which i call breathing room. most people call is calming. i didn’t consciously create this style, it simple was my style. i like calm, organized environments with lots of breathing room. so i created one here. some subjects, however, don’t want a spare or organized treatment. apple blossoms want to profuse, for example. and, as in today, smoke bush wants to obscure. it has taken me many years to learn to let my subjects be what they want to be. i am doing the same with my teenage son.
american smoketree (Cotinus)