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Oil on canvas, 48 x 72 inches

Exhibiting: Dominique Boisjoli Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

$13500. framed


I love doing these deep forest scenes and the possibilities are endless. A few months before, I had cropped another forest scene and seeing new possibilities with the idea of a yellow moving to red, I was eager to start the very next morning. This is the result.


Since I have a lot of works in progress (fellow artists may want to try that) I began the 4 x 6 foot version and added it to the others working in the studio. It wasn't a matter of simply stretching the previous image. Adjustments had to be made to allow the top foliage to open up more and with a bit more color variety. A lot of time was spent making the yellow glowing background on the left read differently from the background yellow trees on the right. The two yellows never connect and their color differences make them more powerful.


The reds set up the excitement and the complex verticals make it all believable. I really enjoy these puzzles to work out, especially in the large scale.

Brightly Lit Woods, oil on canvas, 48 x 72 inches,

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