Saturday, June 20, 2009

Down to the Woods

Down to the Woods
Oil on gessoed board.
15cm x 30cm or 6 inches x 12 inches.
Walk through the woods at Midsummer. Stop and look up. There you will see a dazzling light display, sunlight shimmering through young leaves. It is like the stained glass of this magnificent natural cathedral. A homage to beauty.
I really wanted to see if I could do this, to capture that sense of frail green, almost transparent leaf lenses and the dizzying dots of light coming through them. I tried and will try some more, it was a very intense but restful exercise, all those greens cooling the mind!
Happy Midsummer.


Katherine Tyrrell said...

I love this - this sort of subject has been a perpetual challenge to be but I've always bottled out! You seem to have 'got it'! :)

Elizabeth Seaver said...

I love this! It gives exactly the dappled look of sunlight through leaves.

vivien said...

I've so often stared at the same thing but not painted it.

This is stunning! You've caught the light and the veins showing through - it feels like being there.

Art with Liz said...

This is amazing. You've captured that light so incredibly. Enjoy your Midsummer (it's Midwinter down here!)

Mineke Reinders said...

It's very restful to look at too. Beautiful work!

Lindsay said...

This is beautiful You have a way to get such shimmering surfaces on your work. Really lovely!

René PleinAir. said...

Man your good with leaves!!!

René PleinAir. said...


Wo ... man your good with leaves!! :-D