Hood River is the land of cherries (and apples, and pears.) My goal today was to capture a plate of cherries with broad stokes. I gravitate toward paintings with distinct brushstrokes in buttery paint, but my personal tendency is to go back over my strokes far too many times trying to refine shapes until the brushwork is lost. Here is today's attempt. It will take some practice to create a form that definitely says "cherry" with a few simple strokes. Fortunately, it is the beginning of cherry season. Now, let's see if I can paint the cherries before my kids eat them!