Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Forest Garden--Original American Landscape Oil Painting

A recent visit to the Rhododendron Garden at Point Defiance Park in Pierce County, Washington State resulted in this little painting. The rhododendron garden is in a natural forest filled with rhododendrons, sword ferns, and tall trees. On a spring day, sunlight sifts in and out amongst the towering old growth trees. This particular view focuses on the brilliance of sun-drenched shrubery sparkling in a glow of sunshine. This painting is a small 8x10 study that I used as a resource for a larger 24x30 inch painting of the same subject. Painting this scene was a delight to view and to paint.
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1 comment:

Artyfax said...

Beautiful painting - really brings out the brightness of the day as a contrast to the shade under the trees
John