Oil on panel, 24 x 24 inches $2600 unframed
Exhibiting: Sorelle Gallery, Westport, Connecticut
This small group of trees in the meadow got my attention. The foreground had a small path running through it and the background was a large line of darker trees. Everything was green and from the start, I set out to create something more interesting.
The painting was ‘completed’ 4 or 5 times and after each try, I noticed an opportunity to make the oil even better. All of the changes might sound frustrating to some, but the chance for improvement is very appealing to me.
One of the early changes was to convert the path into a creek that made a reflective ribbon, dividing the grasses in the foreground.
The background went through many alterations with each change, more complexity and color intensity emerged. It is easy to overwork these pieces as the painting went forward, I took care to add intricate layers and interest to the trees, not diminishing their appeal.
Finally, everything was made brighter and the colors were enriched. It felt good to put my signature on this one.