Jungle Glow

Here is “Jungle Glow.” This scene evokes images of birdsong and forest sprites playing.

Jungle Glow. 36″ x 12″, Oil on Canvas, © 2018 Cedar Lee
Jungle Glow. 36″ x 12″, Oil on Canvas, © 2018 Cedar Lee

The inspiration for this painting was a photo I took on a wooded trail near the Waitomo glowworm caves in New Zealand.

Jungle Glow. 36″ x 12″, Oil on Canvas, © 2018 Cedar Lee
Jungle Glow. 36″ x 12″, Oil on Canvas, © 2018 Cedar Lee

The two trees are back-lit by brilliant sunlight, filling the scene with a warm glow.

Jungle Glow. 36″ x 12″, Oil on Canvas, © 2018 Cedar Lee
Jungle Glow. 36″ x 12″, Oil on Canvas, © 2018 Cedar Lee

The painting continues around the deep edges of the canvas.

Detail: Jungle Glow. 36″ x 12″, Oil on Canvas, © 2018 Cedar Lee
Detail: Jungle Glow. 36″ x 12″, Oil on Canvas, © 2018 Cedar Lee

The bottom of the image is filled with dark, saturated colors–bright yellow leaves standing out against the cool darkness of the ground. 

Detail: Jungle Glow. 36″ x 12″, Oil on Canvas, © 2018 Cedar Lee
Detail: Jungle Glow. 36″ x 12″, Oil on Canvas, © 2018 Cedar Lee

Golden highlights fall on the tree trunk on the left in a series of small yellow dots. The trees are painted in unconventional colors, including violet and magenta, alongside the deep green leaves and the clean white of the sunlit sky in the background. The colors work together harmoniously to create a happy image.

Detail: Jungle Glow. 36″ x 12″, Oil on Canvas, © 2018 Cedar Lee
Detail: Jungle Glow. 36″ x 12″, Oil on Canvas, © 2018 Cedar Lee

In the top third of the painting, the branches of the trees intertwine gracefully as they reach into the sky.

Art by Cedar Lee in interior space: Jungle Glow. 36″ x 12″, Oil on Canvas, © 2018 Cedar Lee
Art by Cedar Lee in interior space: Jungle Glow. 36″ x 12″, Oil on Canvas, © 2018 Cedar Lee

At 36″ x 12″, the vertical format is perfect for a tall wall, bringing a colorful light and uplifting energy to any space.

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