Huge Painting of Redwood Forest: Emerging Autumn

This 48” x 72” painting is called “Emerging Autumn.”

Emerging Autumn. 48″ x 72″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2021 Cedar Lee

Watch the painting process from beginning to end!

The color palette is bright, warm and happy. A different color dominates each area of the canvas, from orange to green, white, and blue.

Emerging Autumn. 48″ x 72″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2021 Cedar Lee

This painting celebrates the grand forests of the American west! A low autumn sun floods the ancient redwood forest with brilliant white light.

Detail: Emerging Autumn. 48″ x 72″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2021 Cedar Lee
Detail: Emerging Autumn. 48″ x 72″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2021 Cedar Lee

Most of the trees are giant sequoias. The yellow-orange leaves of a big-leaf maple tree fill the foreground on the left.

Detail: Emerging Autumn. 48″ x 72″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2021 Cedar Lee

The title, “Emerging Autumn” references the first brightly colored fall leaves as the season begins to shift.

Detail: Emerging Autumn. 48″ x 72″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2021 Cedar Lee

Peeking through layers of foliage up into the sunny sky, we get a feeling of moving into the future.

Detail: Emerging Autumn. 48″ x 72″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2021 Cedar Lee

The woods are alive. Bright green moss grows on the rough bark of the redwood trunk in the foreground.

Detail: Emerging Autumn. 48″ x 72″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2021 Cedar Lee

We get a sense of space and fresh open air, but also of being sheltered beneath the tree canopy.

Artist with art: Emerging Autumn. 48″ x 72″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2021 Cedar Lee

The overall feeling of this image is positive, full of gratitude and optimism.

Artwork in painter’s studio: Emerging Autumn. 48″ x 72″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2021 Cedar Lee

This image is a fantasy of nature exploration that brings the great outdoors to an indoor space.

Detail: Emerging Autumn. 48″ x 72″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2021 Cedar Lee
Detail: Emerging Autumn. 48″ x 72″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2021 Cedar Lee
Detail: Emerging Autumn. 48″ x 72″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2021 Cedar Lee

This painting can completely transform the mood of a large room, because the impressive scale makes it feel like an enormous window into the forest!

Emerging Autumn. 48″ x 72″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2021 Cedar Lee

Here are some interior design mockups showing this large-scale painting in different settings:

Interior mockup: Emerging Autumn. 48″ x 72″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2021 Cedar Lee
Interior mockup: Emerging Autumn. 48″ x 72″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2021 Cedar Lee
Interior mockup: Emerging Autumn. 48″ x 72″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2021 Cedar Lee
Interior mockup: Emerging Autumn. 48″ x 72″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2021 Cedar Lee
Interior mockup: Emerging Autumn. 48″ x 72″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2021 Cedar Lee

As an artist, it is a challenge and a very inspiring and fun process to create a large painting like this!

Artist Cedar Lee

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