Autumn Forest, Green Forest

These four paintings, two round and two square, show a contrast between the orange of an autumn forest and the emerald green of an evergreen forest.

This is Autumn Light.

Autumn Light. 16″ x 16″, Acrylic on Wood, © 2021 Cedar Lee

This fall-themed painting is an explosion of color, the bright orange leaves contrasted against the bright blue sky, with warm white sunlight streaming down.

Detail: Autumn Light. 16″ x 16″, Acrylic on Wood, © 2021 Cedar Lee

This painting captures the joyful feeling of a sunny autumn day in a deciduous forest.

Detail: Autumn Light. 16″ x 16″, Acrylic on Wood, © 2021 Cedar Lee

A dramatic shaft of light cuts across the sky as it streams down over the autumn trees.

Detail: Autumn Light. 16″ x 16″, Acrylic on Wood, © 2021 Cedar Lee

Up close, you can see the thick texture of the brush strokes.

Detail: Autumn Light. 16″ x 16″, Acrylic on Wood, © 2021 Cedar Lee

Here is Green Forest Light.

Green Forest Light. 16″ x 16″, Acrylic on Wood, © 2021 Cedar Lee

This painting shows a redwood forest in colors of brilliant green and blue. The color contrast in this painting is between that green/blue and the red tones in the tree trunks.

Detail: Green Forest Light. 16″ x 16″, Acrylic on Wood, © 2021 Cedar Lee
Detail: Green Forest Light. 16″ x 16″, Acrylic on Wood, © 2021 Cedar Lee

The same brilliant white sunlight fills the center of the painting, streaming down in dramatic rays from the sky.

Detail: Green Forest Light. 16″ x 16″, Acrylic on Wood, © 2021 Cedar Lee
Autumn Light & Green Forest Light. Paintings by Cedar Lee © 2021

And here are two tondo paintings with the same theme:

Autumn Sphere.

Autumn Sphere. 16″ Diameter, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2021 Cedar Lee

This dramatic circle of fall trees reaches up into the dome of the blue sky. A lone hawk soars straight above us in the center of the painting.

Detail: Autumn Sphere. 16″ Diameter, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2021 Cedar Lee

The sun also bursts through the trees in this painting, small and low in the sky.

Detail: Autumn Sphere. 16″ Diameter, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2021 Cedar Lee

The colors are brilliant and saturated, the leaves of the trees in striking shades of yellow, orange and red against the blue sky.

Detail: Autumn Sphere. 16″ Diameter, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2021 Cedar Lee

And here is Green Forest Sphere.

Green Forest Sphere. 16″ Diameter, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2021 Cedar Lee

This painting of a redwood forest is a new iteration of my previous painting, Glowing Forest. But the circular format gives the image an entirely new feeling of three-dimensionality, the trees reaching up into the sky which now feels to the viewer like a globe.

Detail: Green Forest Sphere. 16″ Diameter, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2021 Cedar Lee

The lines of the tree trunks and branches are bold and stark alongside the softer brush strokes of the foliage in the sky.

Detail: Green Forest Sphere. 16″ Diameter, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2021 Cedar Lee
Detail: Green Forest Sphere. 16″ Diameter, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2021 Cedar Lee

The thick texture of the bark is implied with the use of dark colors against vibrant ones.

Detail: Green Forest Sphere. 16″ Diameter, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2021 Cedar Lee
Green Forest Sphere & Autumn Sphere. Paintings by Cedar Lee © 2021

The four paintings display very well when hung together in any configuration!

Forest paintings by Cedar Lee © 2021

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