Radiance

Radiance. 24″ x 48″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2019 Cedar Lee

This large-scale painting (24″ x 48″) of the brilliant sun shining through the canopy of a redwood forest is called “Radiance.”

Artist with painting: Radiance. 24″ x 48″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2019 Cedar Lee

Life on Earth is only possible because of the energy from our planet’s nearest star. Our life-giving sun is central to the story of humanity.

Detail: Radiance. 24″ x 48″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2019 Cedar Lee

The sun shows up as a god and a character in creation stories throughout human history. Children almost always include the sun in the corners of their drawings. We all love the sun!

Radiance. 24″ x 48″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2019 Cedar Lee

As a painter, beautiful sunlight has always made my mind dance with visuals of the endless possibilities of light and color.

Detail: Radiance. 24″ x 48″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2019 Cedar Lee

This painting is powerful and bold, with its extreme light/dark contrast, the sun’s bright light taking over the canvas, and the dramatic perspective of the redwood trees so high in the sky.

Detail: Radiance. 24″ x 48″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2019 Cedar Lee

The painting’s wide format can bring the expanse of the outdoors into any indoor space.

Painting in room: Radiance. 24″ x 48″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2019 Cedar Lee

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