Warm Woods

Here is “Warm Woods.”

Warm Woods. 20" x 20", Oil on Canvas, © 2018 Cedar Lee
Warm Woods. 20″ x 20″, Oil on Canvas, © 2018 Cedar Lee

Warm sunlight permeates this painting.

Warm Woods. 20" x 20", Oil on Canvas, © 2018 Cedar Lee
Warm Woods. 20″ x 20″, Oil on Canvas, © 2018 Cedar Lee

You are walking through the woods on a carefree summer day. The forest rises up around you, the trees glowing in the amber light.

Detail: Warm Woods. 20" x 20", Oil on Canvas, © 2018 Cedar Lee
Detail: Warm Woods. 20″ x 20″, Oil on Canvas, © 2018 Cedar Lee

Pops of bright right red and yellow contribute to the feeling of warmth.

Detail: Warm Woods. 20" x 20", Oil on Canvas, © 2018 Cedar Lee
Detail: Warm Woods. 20″ x 20″, Oil on Canvas, © 2018 Cedar Lee

I achieved this loose, painterly style by creating much of the image with a palette knife. Up close, the image is broken down into rough sections of color.

Detail: Warm Woods. 20" x 20", Oil on Canvas, © 2018 Cedar Lee
Detail: Warm Woods. 20″ x 20″, Oil on Canvas, © 2018 Cedar Lee

The slightly blurred effect gives the trees a softness. This forest holds the drowsy contentment of a hot summer day full of birdsong.

Warm Woods. 20" x 20", Oil on Canvas, © 2018 Cedar Lee
Warm Woods. 20″ x 20″, Oil on Canvas, © 2018 Cedar Lee

The painting continues around the deep edges of the canvas.

Art By Cedar Lee: Warm Woods. 20" x 20", Oil on Canvas, © 2018 Cedar Lee
Art By Cedar Lee: Warm Woods. 20″ x 20″, Oil on Canvas, © 2018 Cedar Lee

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