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MY INSPIRATIONS FOR THESE TREE PAINTINGS
Trees and forests can be magical, beautiful and mysterious. For the last 3 years, they have captivated me and inspired hundreds of abstract landscape paintings. In my work, you’ll see realistically painted trees juxtaposed against abstract blocks of color representing the sky, leaves, fields and shadows.
Birch, aspen, maple, oak, redwood, pine – each species is fascinating in its own way. Seasons bring changes in colors, lighting and shadows. Time of day matters too. When combined with sunlit fields and set against valleys, mountains and skies, the possibilities are endless.
WORK-IN-PROGRESS PICS and VIDEOS
Scroll down and you’ll find the inspirations behind these tree paintings. You’ll also see studio pics, work-in-progress pics, and short videos depicting paintings being made. Enjoy!
I am inspired by life’s limitless possibilities, and my abstract nature paintings are meant to spark new excitement about reaching our biggest, boldest dreams.
This latest painting ‘Forest Reverie’ represents the beginning of a new year or a new season. Colorful opportunities sparkle all around us, and beckon us to reach them. Will we pick the closest, easiest one, or will we stretch further to find our passion?
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You know that sense of grandeur we get when surrounded by a beautiful forest? That’s what I was aiming to capture with this painting, Woodland Symphony.
When giving this painting its name, the word ‘symphony’ came to mind. In a great symphony, all the musical notes work together in intriguingly complex and beautiful ways. In a painting, the color notes have to work together in similarly intriguing ways.
btw, if you’re curious, here are some in-progress pics of Woodland Symphony –
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Many many layers (and weeks) later, here is the finished painting . . .
So you can see the details, here’s a ‘flyover’ of Ideas Everywhere –
And here is how Ideas Everywhere looks in my home –
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My intent for Winter Sparkle was to create a winter scene that draws you in.
The sky had to be sparkly, and give the effect of light shimmering through the trees. (Turns out this required about 20 layers of light blue, yellow and pink paints.)
I wanted the path to be inviting.
The painting was intended to give the feeling of one of those cold, wintry days that makes you feel so alive!
This painting is inspired by the same forest as my painting entitled Summer Sparkle. Same forest, different season. To see the latest spring, summer, fall, and winter forest paintings, click here.