Discovering the Woods. 12″ x 36″

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This 12″ x 36″ oil painting is called “Discovering the Woods.”
Discovering the Woods. 12″ x 36″, Oil on Canvas, © 2020 Cedar Lee
I took reference photos for this painting while walking in the woods near Breitenbush hot springs. It was mid-morning, chilly and quiet. As I meandered on the trail, I followed the sun with my camera. Everything appeared to sparkle in the soft golden light.
Discovering the Woods. 12″ x 36″, Oil on Canvas, © 2020 Cedar Lee
Deep in the woods with my solitude, I had a little time for self-reflection, and when I emerged back out into the open space of the parking lot, I felt refreshed.
Cedar Lee working in art studio
The color palette is comprised of soft, warm earth tones.
Cedar Lee art studio
Up close, thick, loose brush strokes fill the canvas. The details of many criss-crossing branches painted with a tiny brush also have a loose, fluid quality to them.
Detail: Discovering the Woods. 12″ x 36″, Oil on Canvas, © 2020 Cedar Lee
I achieved thick texture in certain spots by mixing cold wax medium into some of my layers of color.
Detail: Discovering the Woods. 12″ x 36″, Oil on Canvas, © 2020 Cedar Lee
This painting expresses an appreciation for all that we can discover when we enter a wild space like these woods, taking in everything with our senses until we feel refreshed.
Art: Discovering the Woods. 12″ x 36″, Oil on Canvas, © 2020 Cedar Lee