Original oil on canvas, 36" x 72" (38" x 74" framed). Gallery wrapped canvas with pure gold floater frame.
Exhibited: Sorelle Gallery, Westport, Connecticut
Creating this oil was pure joy. It is all about patterns and color and the combinations are endless. A lot of moves were made here. The forest was much less populated in the earlier versions and the colors more subdued.
As I added more trees to improve the composition, the painting called out for more color. Additional density was added to the background leaves along with a bit of aqua to the upper right.
Once the aqua was in place, it made the rest of the oil seem a bit duller, a happy problem that was solved with brighter color and more of them.
Every color was taken higher and as they were added, the forest came alive.