Morning Shade a medium sized forest original oil painting – showing a walk through a rainbow forest. The painting depicts a very vibrant woodland path that invites the viewer into it and because it is a moderate painting, does it quite effectively.
The path leads through dark trees to the edge of the forest where there is a clearing that is so bright you cannot see what is in it. But whatever is in it, it is something you really want to be there.
The paint is blended thinly to give you this feeling that you are actually walking the forest path . The dark colour in not black but is a series of dark greens, blues, purples and magenta which can be seen changing as the sun moves around the room. The contrast between the dark and light colours makes the painting shimmer like a stained glass window.
This theme is one I come back to often, partly because I walk in a-lot of forests, and partly because forests thrill me and terrify me in equal measure.
I often feel I will find something wonderful on coming out of a forest – if I do mange to get out of it. It feels like life – part danger – part thrill but always interesting…