Tall Green Woods | Standing in the Cool Shade of the Forest

Here is “Tall Green Woods.”

Tall Green Woods. 36″ x 12″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2022 Cedar Lee

I painted this from one of my many photos I take while hiking and save for future art inspiration.

Art in studio: Tall Green Woods. 36″ x 12″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2022 Cedar Lee

The center trunk, a lighter color than the deep red-browns of the other tree trunks, is lighter because it is a dead tree.

Tall Green Woods. 36″ x 12″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2022 Cedar Lee

The column of a dead tree trunk still standing can be a beautiful monument in the middle of a living forest.

Detail: Tall Green Woods. 36″ x 12″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2022 Cedar Lee

(My previous painting “Ancient Ruins” features the dead trunk of a giant sequoia.)

Detail: Tall Green Woods. 36″ x 12″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2022 Cedar Lee

It is a reminder of the cycles of nature, and is especially poignant when you notice tiny new saplings in the same area.

Detail: Tall Green Woods. 36″ x 12″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2022 Cedar Lee

The whole forest, made up of trees in every stage of the life cycle, is like one living, breathing entity that we are privileged to pass through at any moment.

Detail: Tall Green Woods. 36″ x 12″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2022 Cedar Lee

The shade under the towering trunks and gracefully curving branches is comfortable. Hints of the hot sun on the other side of the tree canopy glow in the spaces between the tall trunks.

Tall Green Woods. 36″ x 12″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2022 Cedar Lee

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