Sunshine Wishes

January 28th, 2019

Here is “Sunshine Wishes.” 30″ x 40″.

Sunshine Wishes. 30" x 40", Acrylic on Canvas, © 2019 Cedar Lee

Sunshine Wishes. 30″ x 40″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2019 Cedar Lee

This large-scale canvas is filled by a gloriously blinding rainbow sunburst shining through the crowns of tall trees.

Artist Cedar Lee with her painting: Sunshine Wishes. 30" x 40", Acrylic on Canvas, © 2019 Cedar Lee

Artist Cedar Lee with her painting: Sunshine Wishes. 30″ x 40″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2019 Cedar Lee

The acrylic painting is full of beautiful details, and you will notice something new every time you look at it.

The sunlight is so bright that its light overtakes our view of the trees directly in its path, the sun’s rays bursting towards us.

Detail: Sunshine Wishes. 30" x 40", Acrylic on Canvas, © 2019 Cedar Lee

Detail: Sunshine Wishes. 30″ x 40″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2019 Cedar Lee

On the right, the sunbeams are dominated by magenta tones. On the left, a bright orange-red. Hints of gold and turquoise help create rainbows in the rays of sunlight.

Detail: Sunshine Wishes. 30" x 40", Acrylic on Canvas, © 2019 Cedar Lee

Detail: Sunshine Wishes. 30″ x 40″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2019 Cedar Lee

Blue orbs of light glimmer in the foreground, adding to the lens flare effect.

Detail: Sunshine Wishes. 30" x 40", Acrylic on Canvas, © 2019 Cedar Lee

Detail: Sunshine Wishes. 30″ x 40″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2019 Cedar Lee

Sunlight shines through the negative shapes created by the criss-crossing branches and masses of foliage in the treetops.

Detail: Sunshine Wishes. 30" x 40", Acrylic on Canvas, © 2019 Cedar Lee

Detail: Sunshine Wishes. 30″ x 40″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2019 Cedar Lee

Every inch of the painting is filled with the contrast between light and shadow, shown in a full spectrum of bright colors.

Detail: Sunshine Wishes. 30" x 40", Acrylic on Canvas, © 2019 Cedar Lee

Detail: Sunshine Wishes. 30″ x 40″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2019 Cedar Lee

This otherworldly forest filled by a giant sun is a nature fantasy brought indoors.

Art By Cedar Lee: Sunshine Wishes. 30" x 40", Acrylic on Canvas, © 2019 Cedar Lee

Art By Cedar Lee: Sunshine Wishes. 30″ x 40″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2019 Cedar Lee

It is called “Sunshine Wishes” because of the wistful feeling it brings to the viewer. You can’t help but want to be there, soaking up the warm sunlight as you stand surrounded by magnificent trees.

Artist Cedar Lee with her painting: Sunshine Wishes. 30" x 40", Acrylic on Canvas, © 2019 Cedar Lee

Artist Cedar Lee with her painting: Sunshine Wishes. 30″ x 40″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2019 Cedar Lee

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