|Celebration, Greens Returning, oil on canvas 48 x 36 inches $6750 framed|
While continuing to work on an oil already in progress, a concept of greens returning in the forest scene allowed me use a wide variety of colors in the foreground and background. During the process the colors changed a number of times. Once the blues in the upper right began to gain prominence, all the colors shifted one more time to compensate.
Simultaneously, I started a late dusk version with a similar composition, narrowing the colors down and the dusk version influenced the blues in the upper right of 'Celebration."
When working on these paintings, I never know what will happened next because I leave myself open to different possibilities - whatever it takes to create a more compelling image.
After working on "Celebration," I miss the process already but there are many other canvases in the studio calling for attention.