Size: 18"W x 12"H x 0.18"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
In the foreground, a gigantic oak tree in the afternoon shade overlooks a sunlit meadow in the middle ground. A row of trees form the background. The cool greens and purples in front contrast with the warmness behind, making the viewer feel the pleasant respite of shade in the hot summer. I played with the colors, adding oranges and lots of purple to make the scene more appealing.
Nature is my favorite subject - either in painting or drawing. My strongest design element is shape - both positive and negative. That is one reason why I love to depict trees in any season, especially bare trees that reach their limbs up to the sky leaving spaces through which the sky peeks through. There is a certain human aspect in a tree shaped by its environment. Variations in line, hue, and value also mark my work. My personality is calm and steady, and it always shows up in my art.