Blue Skies Ahead

This 24″ x 36″ oil painting is called “Blue Skies Ahead.”

Blue Skies Ahead. 24″ x 36″, Oil on Canvas, © 2019 Cedar Lee

A feeling of joy and optimism radiates from this painting. The colors glow in tones of warm gold, brown and blue.

Artist in the studio painting Blue Skies Ahead. 24″ x 36″, Oil on Canvas, © 2019 Cedar Lee

The dome of a wide blue sky spreads out above us as we look up into a circle of giant, ancient trees.

Blue Skies Ahead. 24″ x 36″, Oil on Canvas, © 2019 Cedar Lee

This large, dramatic painting has a commanding presence.

Art studio of Cedar Lee
Artist with her painting: Blue Skies Ahead. 24″ x 36″, Oil on Canvas, © 2019 Cedar Lee

The golden light from the sun partially obliterates one of the tree trunks as it peeks around its edge.

Detail: Blue Skies Ahead. 24″ x 36″, Oil on Canvas, © 2019 Cedar Lee

High up in the bright sky, we can see the faraway details of tiny branches reaching up into the open air.

Detail: Blue Skies Ahead. 24″ x 36″, Oil on Canvas, © 2019 Cedar Lee

In the lower corner, the sky is a deeper, saturated turquoise blue.

Detail: Blue Skies Ahead. 24″ x 36″, Oil on Canvas, © 2019 Cedar Lee

Up close, the thick texture of bold brush strokes and abstract shapes fill the surface of the painting.

Detail: Blue Skies Ahead. 24″ x 36″, Oil on Canvas, © 2019 Cedar Lee

The image continues around the deep edges of the canvas.

Blue Skies Ahead. 24″ x 36″, Oil on Canvas, © 2019 Cedar Lee
Blue Skies Ahead. 24″ x 36″, Oil on Canvas, © 2019 Cedar Lee

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