Tree of Knowledge

36.00"W x 24.00"H x 1.2"D

$250 (Shipping Included)

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Andrew Keola


Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: modern, color, expressionism, abstract, abstract, landscape, tree, red, black, dark, fire

Media: acrylic

Size: 36"W x 24"H x 1.2"D

Year Created: 2018

Ready to Hang


This image is inspired by photograph. The tree is penetrated by a setting sun and the glow is caused by smoke.

Design Strategy:

For this image I wanted something abstract but I also wanted something real and recognizable. For this reason I kept the tree detailed but as the eye moves outward the image becomes more and more abstract.

Working Process:

I definitely kept the background abstract using lots of grey and white tones. I also blacked in the ground area and used a palette knife to break up the space and add details. I then added the tree by creating the redish glow first and then adding the trunk and branch details. the last thing to add was the foliage and the background trees.

I am a self-representing artist in Southern Colorado and have been involved in graphic and digital art for 20 years. For the past few years I have been focusing on fine art and painting (especially abstracts and landscapes). My upcoming works will include purely abstract pieces as well as abstract infused landscapes and cityscapes. When an image comes to my mind I have to create it or it will become an obsession. Painting and creating art is very liberating. It is perhaps one of the most natural forms of expression that I use to share my own unique perspective.

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