The format of the picture sometimes just seems to be there. It isn’t typically the subject of very much scrutiny. But I have been doing landscape so often in a horizontal format, that I wondered if it was time to think about vertical life. The tall trees seem even taller when you let the sides of the picture reinforce their vertical stretch.
I like tall trees. I like anything that inclines my mind upward. For someone who so frequently paints the koi, I am actually (it may surprise you to learn) a very skyward inclining person.
Of course even the koi pond reflects the sky, you know. I’m on a campaign to get people to look up!