Nature Trail


During my beginning experiences with Plein-Air painting, I was naive to think I could handle a larger format painting in a limited amount of time. This one was started on an18″ X24″ stretched canvas. Needless to say I was not able to finish it in the window of light I had available to me.
The outdoor work proceeded back at my studio as an indoor work. Still, I was pleased with the finished result.
The motivation behind this view lay in the small crevasse centered between the trees in the background across the lake.
I wanted to create a bit of mystery as to what was behind the small dark passage way between these trees. As it turned out, the trees themselves became the dominant part of the image.

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3 Responses to “Nature Trail”

  1. nancy knowles Says:

    This has to be one of my absolute favorites of yours, Jim! Great job!

  2. One can see the passion in your work. I would love to hear more about your plein air experiences. You do beautiful paintings.

  3. clarkcountydiva Says:

    Dear Jim,

    This is just beautiful and so much reminds me of the peacefulness of a New England childhood.

    Warmest regards,
    Elizabeth Madrigal

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