|Light Diffusing Oil on canvas, 40 x 40 inches|
Exhibited: Dominique Boisjoli Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
I started this oil while I was doing private lessons. The idea being presented was to grey down all of the colors and create a sunlit piece without the need for saturated colors and bright effects. Parts of the painting still appear to be bright but it's a nice illusion. The brighter colors are in reserve - they are not used here, but more vibrancy could have been brought in if needed.
Since the colors are not a full strength, it allows for the delicate purples and blue-greens to play a prominent role here and there, breaking up the line of trees and making this part of the forest more interesting. It's a good strategy for making every color count and creating a softer mood.
The composition went through numerous changes, simplifying each time with the end result being a painting equally focused on color and composition.
My thanks to the collectors that purchased this work. It's always an honor.