Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Grateful Notices: Light Through the Green Woods oil, 40 x 40

 Light Through the Green Woods oil, 40 x 40
Private collection

This was a simple idea that turned out to be a very big endeavor. Compositionally, the idea is having the light coming through a forest. In the process, I lost track of all the changes I made to the painting. The colors were pulling me as the painting developed, originally as mostly yellow and mauve. Once I added the orange, they took over. Finally, the addition of greens calmed the scene, allowing the yellows to come through in a more discreet way. In the end, the aquas gave the oil a greater vibrancy.

It was quite an effort, much was learned and it slowly evolved over the course of about 8 months. What a puzzle to solve!

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