This large-scale painting (24″ x 48″) of the brilliant sun shining through the canopy of a redwood forest is called “Radiance.”
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.
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!
As a painter, beautiful sunlight has always made my mind dance with visuals of the endless possibilities of light and color.
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.
The painting’s wide format can bring the expanse of the outdoors into any indoor space.