Matsushima-Cloud Cover-(w)

Matsushima-Cloud Cover-(w)

Cloud Cover   F19
acrylic   40 x 30
$1,400

Matsushima-Light-Eternal-(w)

Matsushima-Light-Eternal-(w)

Light Eternal
acrylic   13 x 17
$250

Matsushima-Bosc-(w)

Matsushima-Bosc-(w)

Bosc
acrylic   13 x 13
$200

Matsushima-Anjou

Matsushima-Anjou

Anjou
acrylic   13 x 13
$200

Matsushima-Spring-(w)

Matsushima-Spring-(w)

Spring
acrylic on canvas   11 x 11
$200

Matsushima-Fall-(w)

Matsushima-Fall-(w)

Fall
acrylic on canvas   11 x 11
$200

Matsushima-Three-(w)

Matsushima-Three-(w)

Three   D29
acrylic on canvas   25 x 31
$1,200

Joan Kay Matsushima

The painting process for me, is like having a conversation between me, my brush and an empty canvas.

Some painting conversations are harmonious. The canvas, my brush and I agree on most, if not all, points. This is a rarely reached Nirvana.

Other painting conversations are antagonistic. The painting deviates from my plan and argues over almost every point. I have to paint and re-paint layer after layer until we reach an agreement.

Both types of paintings eventually satisfy me, but I must admit it is the troublemakers that teach me the most.