Friday in the Rainbow Forest

January 15th, 2019

Here is “Friday in the Rainbow Forest.”

Friday in the Rainbow Forest. 30″ x 40″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2019 Cedar Lee

The setting of this painting was inspired by the beautiful Columbia River Gorge, but it evokes the feeling of many similar beautiful natural locations. The two little people share a moment on a sun-warmed rock near the burble of flowing water, with warm sunshine streaming down all around them through a glorious forest.

Friday in the Rainbow Forest. 30″ x 40″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2019 Cedar Lee

Every color of the rainbow is present in this landscape, which was so whimsically titled: “Friday in the Rainbow Forest” by my seven-year-old child, in the manner of the book titles of the Magic Tree House series.

Artist Cedar Lee in the studio. Painting: Friday in the Rainbow Forest. 30″ x 40″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2019 Cedar Lee

The image embodies a feeling of child-like joy and freedom.

Close-up detail: Friday in the Rainbow Forest. 30" x 40", Acrylic on Canvas, © 2019 Cedar Lee

Close-up detail: Friday in the Rainbow Forest. 30″ x 40″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2019 Cedar Lee

It is easy to put ourselves in the place of the two small, anonymous figures and share in the moment.

Close-up detail: Friday in the Rainbow Forest. 30" x 40", Acrylic on Canvas, © 2019 Cedar Lee

Close-up detail: Friday in the Rainbow Forest. 30″ x 40″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2019 Cedar Lee

The sun fills the blue sky, its blinding light partially obliterating our view of a tall tree.

Close-up detail: Friday in the Rainbow Forest. 30" x 40", Acrylic on Canvas, © 2019 Cedar Lee

Close-up detail: Friday in the Rainbow Forest. 30″ x 40″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2019 Cedar Lee

Rainbows appear in the far-reaching rays of sunlight.

Close-up detail: Friday in the Rainbow Forest. 30" x 40", Acrylic on Canvas, © 2019 Cedar Lee

Close-up detail: Friday in the Rainbow Forest. 30″ x 40″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2019 Cedar Lee

Close-up detail: Friday in the Rainbow Forest. 30" x 40", Acrylic on Canvas, © 2019 Cedar Lee

Close-up detail: Friday in the Rainbow Forest. 30″ x 40″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2019 Cedar Lee

In the shadows of the woods, birds flit around, adding their musical calls to the scene.

Friday in the Rainbow Forest. 30" x 40", Acrylic on Canvas, © 2019 Cedar Lee

Friday in the Rainbow Forest. 30″ x 40″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2019 Cedar Lee

to “Friday in the Rainbow Forest”

  1. Hellen Swansonon 15 Jan 2019 at 8:14 pm

    Art by Cedar only gets better, like great wine!

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