Exhibited: Sorelle Gallery, Westport, Connecticut
I can assure you, it took a lot of sessions in the studio before any glittering appeared in this oil. This painting went through 5 or 6 big changes and once the composition came together, I declared it finished, photographed it and declared it a good day.
When I returned to the studio the next morning, it was apparent that something had been lost along the way. As it often happens, I think my just finished oils are really good until the next day. That's OK, because it's an opportunity to take the painting further, and I jumped right in with much brighter colors.
Since I was painting over a slightly duller background, those brights began to sing! Additional colors were added to the mix and while I was putting on the last strokes, the title came to me, Glittering Forest!