Thursday, October 9, 2008

Forest Light--Original American Landscape Oil Painting

A photo reference of a path in the Redwood Forest of Northern California is the inspiration for this 8x10 inch oil painting. The reference is from the Wetcanvas Reference Image Library, a public domain collection of photos available for artistic reference. I have visited the Redwoods numerous times, but mostly passing through on route to more southern cities. Because of my love of hiking and exploring natural habitats, I want to visit again very soon. In retrospect, I wish I had placed a few people in the painting; it is only through a comparison to man that one can appreciate the amazing size of these ancient trees.
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3 comments:

Fervent Butterfly Photography said...

Oh wow. That is a beautiful painting! What a talented artist you are.

Nancy Merkle said...

Thank you so very much!

Bren said...

This is so inspiring, you do wonderful work...