I completed this large painting this past week. Well, I may not be finished as I keep tweaking it. You would think that a painting of the sky through some tree branches would be easy but I’ve worked on it for some weeks.
I’m not quite sure why I was attracted to this subject. Maybe the cool spring colors. It seems to exude a feeling of peace.
It was my intention to just give an impression of the sky view, not to paint every detail. In fact, I think that is boring. I like the viewer to bring something to the scene. If you look closely at the detail images, you’ll see many variegated colors, both in the foliage, the flowers, and on the tree limbs. But also, look at the blank sections of the painting. You’ll spot a vapor trail and some wispy clouds.
And, do you see the surprise that I hid here? It is a pair of birds. Maybe they’re getting ready to build a nest in one of the trees. Not overly obvious, just a sweet sign of spring.