Monday, October 11, 2010

Forest Light

I painted this from a photo I took in the Cascade Mts. of Oregon. I was taken by the way the fall sun lit up the turning leaves and seemed to turn the whole forest alight. As I painted it, I was reminded of a line from one of my favorite poems God's Grandeur by Gerard Manley Hopkins:

The world is charged with the grandeur of God
It will flame out, like shining from shook foil.

8"x10" palette knife acrylic on canvas
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  1. Jean, this is gorgeous! Love the light in the leaves and dappled shade on the ground.

  2. This looks so fresh and clean.

  3. This is such an amazing painting! So beautiful, I am in awe... your talent is unquestionable and quite remarkable! I think this is one of my new favorites.