Beaverton Sunlight | Oregon Landscape Painting

Here is “Beaverton Sunlight.”

Beaverton Sunlight. 18″ x 36″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2022 Cedar Lee

Thank you to my friend Wesley for taking the photo that inspired me to paint this.

Beaverton Sunlight. 18″ x 36″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2022 Cedar Lee

Beaverton, on the west side of Portland, OR, has a great farmers market in the summer. I remember being there one year on a hot day with my small kids in tow, buying them fresh-picked strawberries and watching them race around and dance in the mist of a public fountain. There was a live band playing steel drums, people walking by with canvas bags overflowing with fresh produce, dogs on leashes and babies in strollers.

Detail: Beaverton Sunlight. 18″ x 36″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2022 Cedar Lee

This sky framed by different kinds of trees, even though it’s an unrelated image, reminds me of that day. It is a moment of peace and joy, colorful and alive.

Beaverton Sunlight. 18″ x 36″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2022 Cedar Lee

This painting is both high-contrast and in highly-saturated color. The sky is such a deep blue.

Artist Cedar Lee with painting: Beaverton Sunlight. 18″ x 36″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2022 Cedar Lee

Where the light of the setting sun shines through the trees, you can see all the colors of the rainbow.

Detail: Beaverton Sunlight. 18″ x 36″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2022 Cedar Lee

The trees are painted in unnatural shades of orange, blue and purple.

Detail: Beaverton Sunlight. 18″ x 36″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2022 Cedar Lee

Some of the foliage is painted in fine, wispy brush strokes.

Detail: Beaverton Sunlight. 18″ x 36″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2022 Cedar Lee
Detail: Beaverton Sunlight. 18″ x 36″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2022 Cedar Lee

In other parts, the brush strokes are rough and bold.

Detail: Beaverton Sunlight. 18″ x 36″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2022 Cedar Lee

Up close, you can see the multiple layers of texture in the paint.

Detail: Beaverton Sunlight. 18″ x 36″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2022 Cedar Lee
Detail: Beaverton Sunlight. 18″ x 36″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2022 Cedar Lee
Detail: Beaverton Sunlight. 18″ x 36″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2022 Cedar Lee

And from across the room, this painting draws you in for a closer look because it is so bright, joyful and glowing with color.

Beaverton Sunlight. 18″ x 36″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2022 Cedar Lee

Feel free to contact me with any questions about purchasing the original, or if you’d like to order a print of this painting.

Artist Cedar Lee with painting: Beaverton Sunlight. 18″ x 36″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2022 Cedar Lee

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