Cedar Lee December 3rd, 2018
Here is “King of the Clearing.”
This grassy clearing is absolutely flooded with sunlight. A lone crow alights on the end of an outstretched branch, surveying the calm scene around it.
With its gentle landing, a peaceful feeling settles like a warm blanket. He belongs in the center of this beautiful place: he is the “king of the clearing.”
On the right, the white sunlight bursts through the branches of the trees, obliterating details with its brightness. The landscape is like a rainbow prism. Under the hot sun, the trees and grasses shine in tones of blue, purple, pink, orange and gold.
Parts of the ground shine so brightly in the sun that they are a blinding white. You can feel the soothing warmth of the sun-soaked clearing.
Imagine walking out of the shadow of the woods into this bright space.
The painting continues around the deep edges of the wood panel.