Thursday, January 8, 2015

New Work: Light Through the Green Woods, oil 40 x 40 inches

Light Through the Green Woods
oil on canvas, 48 x 48 inches

Exhibiting at the PACE Center, Parker, CO  Jan-Mar 2015

This is an oil that has been in progress since early summer. It has been through a great many layouts, color shifts and tantrums. The tantrums were not mine, but I could hear the painting screaming for attention. In the end, it came down to using a lot of colors to keep the greens from overtaking the palette and letting a color shine through the trees. I say a color because the light coming through has been pale blue, pink, aqua, orange, lime and finally yellow over the lime.

There are remnants of starts and underpainting everywhere, adding to the complexity and magic. The painting is finally happy and so am I.

Off to the next canvas!

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