Zen Garden Plein Air Painting

by Jan Blencowe in Plein Air Paintings



Zen Garden, 5×7, acrylic on mat board, unframed

$135.00 + 12.00 s/h 

I’m trying to make the most of my time this summer especially when the sun is out! Early this morning I sat in my Zen garden in my pj’s just as the sun was peeking over the tree tops and painted this, tranquil scene. The garden is going into its third year and the Japanese maple, Crimson Queen, is  filling out and looking so lovely and graceful.

A few days back I was sketching the garden in my sketchbook and I wrote this…

The true purpose of Zen is to see things as they are, to observe things as they are, and to let everything go as it goes.  ~ Shunryu Suzuki

Such wise words. How often we see things not as they truly are but as we fear them to be, or as we imagine they should be. And how much courage it takes to just let everything “go as it goes” but how freeing when we do!