Oil on Canvas, 36" x 36" gallery wrapped canvas with painted neutral gray sides.
Exhibiting: Sorelle Gallery, Westport, Connecticut
Sometimes I just get the urge to create something really colorful. This tree scene comes off a bit exotic with the wide range of colors here. It started off as a monochromatic idea during a workshop demonstration.
The end result here is completely different from that first start and subsequent rework, and even more reworks. Finally I began to make some bolder moves by redoing most of the composition and experimenting with a large selection of brighter colors.
What a relief to eliminate what wasn't working and move into fresh territory. In this case, an otherworldly forest scene with candy colored trees. That fresh start opened the door to a number of other opportunities but this was a day for color!