Sky Dwellers

Here is my very newest available original oil painting, “Sky Dwellers.”

Sky Dwellers. 16" x 16", Oil on Wood, © 2018 Cedar Lee
Sky Dwellers. 16″ x 16″, Oil on Wood, © 2018 Cedar Lee

With 2018 comes a renewed commitment to my series of forest paintings, “Looking Up.”

Cedar Lee art studio: Sky Dwellers. 16" x 16", Oil on Wood, © 2018 Cedar Lee
Cedar Lee art studio: Sky Dwellers. 16″ x 16″, Oil on Wood, © 2018 Cedar Lee

For the past 6 months, I’ve been working very large scale, and now I’m back to creating more small/medium sized paintings. At 16″ x 16″, this affordable size makes it easy to own original art.

Sky Dwellers. 16" x 16", Oil on Wood, © 2018 Cedar Lee
Sky Dwellers. 16″ x 16″, Oil on Wood, © 2018 Cedar Lee

The deep edges of the wood panel give a dramatic look on the wall.

These majestic giant sequoia trees reach hundreds of feet up into the bright sunshine and clean air above, living high in the sky–“Sky Dwellers.”

Detail: Sky Dwellers. 16" x 16", Oil on Wood, © 2018 Cedar Lee
Detail: Sky Dwellers. 16″ x 16″, Oil on Wood, © 2018 Cedar Lee

The sunlight filling the center of the sky is a brilliant white.

Detail: Sky Dwellers. 16" x 16", Oil on Wood, © 2018 Cedar Lee
Detail: Sky Dwellers. 16″ x 16″, Oil on Wood, © 2018 Cedar Lee

I used palette knives to build up a very thick texture to the paint, then small brushes to create the tiny details of distant leaves and branches.

Detail: Sky Dwellers. 16" x 16", Oil on Wood, © 2018 Cedar Lee
Detail: Sky Dwellers. 16″ x 16″, Oil on Wood, © 2018 Cedar Lee

This art stands out with its beautiful colors: the clear sky is a vibrant teal; the trunks of the redwoods include bright red, violet, and yellow.

Cedar Lee art studio: Sky Dwellers. 16" x 16", Oil on Wood, © 2018 Cedar Lee
Cedar Lee art studio: Sky Dwellers. 16″ x 16″, Oil on Wood, © 2018 Cedar Lee

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