Forest Patterns, oil on canvas, 40 x 40 inches
Framed in pure gold floater, $6650. Unframed $5600.
Exhibiting: Breckenridge Gallery, Breckenridge, CO
A dense forest is the perfect place to explore new color combinations. This tangle of vertical trees fills the entire space, only yielding a small view to the glowing, green foliage in the background.
Everything has its own light, even the blacks. I’m reminded of Gustaf Klimt, the founder of the Vienna Secession school at the turn of the 19th century. Some of the painters in that group felt that everything has a life force and they strived to put that into their works.
That same philosophy is apparent here with this natural-looking forest, but there is just a bit more to take in. I thoroughly enjoyed the interplay of the color, light and shadow and I was a bit disappointed when the painting signaled that it was complete.