Peaceful Glow | Semi-Abstract Landscape | Green Forest Painting

Here is “Peaceful Glow.”

Peaceful Glow. 30” x 30”, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2022 Cedar Lee

This painting is part realism and part abstract, meaning that while it’s representative of a green forest, it’s just as much an exploration of using shapes and color to create an evocative image.

Peaceful Glow. 30” x 30”, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2022 Cedar Lee

My goal was to create an image that exudes calm through color and composition.

Detail: Peaceful Glow. 30” x 30”, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2022 Cedar Lee

The repeated vertical lines of the tree trunks reach upwards at slight angles, drawing the eye to the focal point of the bright sun at the top center.

Peaceful Glow. 30” x 30”, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2022 Cedar Lee

Soft green shapes of tree branches and foliage fill the background, partially obscured by clouds of mist filling the space between the trees.

Detail: Peaceful Glow. 30” x 30”, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2022 Cedar Lee

The rays of the sun are spread out towards us, glowing gently.

Detail: Peaceful Glow. 30” x 30”, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2022 Cedar Lee
Detail: Peaceful Glow. 30” x 30”, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2022 Cedar Lee

The pearlescent lens flare is a visual treat.

Detail: Peaceful Glow. 30” x 30”, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2022 Cedar Lee

The orbs of colorful light shining down from the sun to the bottom right corner are almost like floating, ephemeral jewels.

Peaceful Glow. 30” x 30”, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2022 Cedar Lee

As with all my paintings, the painting continues around onto the edges of the stretched canvas.

Detail: Peaceful Glow. 30” x 30”, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2022 Cedar Lee

Contact me if you’re interested in the original painting or a print of this image.

Artist with art: Peaceful Glow. 30” x 30”, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2022 Cedar Lee

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