There was something about the light combination scattered through these trees that made it stand out as a subject I wished to paint. It was also an exciting unknown, the intensity of all the detail in the forest view with the constantly changing light and shadow moving across dense textures meant that I couldn’t visualise an obvious finished piece. The chaos of the scene was so much so that towards the end of the first session, I doubted myself, and the progress of the piece. Clarity came with later sessions, when I consciously chose a more stylised format for the trees and definite structure for the composition as a whole.
- Oil on Canvas, 2012
- 24” x 24”