When the moon lights up the night it creates a magical otherworldly quality. The forest becomes such a mysterious and intriguing place. For all it’s beauty I can not recommend night hiking.
I live in North Idaho, conifer forests carpet the mountains. I tend to put my artistic focus into the big open spaces of Lake Pend Oreille. I do love the forest though and have wanted to capture the dappled light that blazes through the darkness.
I was inspired to paint a few forest scenes. I live in a heavily timbered part of the planet. This first painting is reminiscent of the view from a small window in my studio. I like the wall of trees and occasionally spot turkeys, grouse and deer passing through on their way to the water.
As we march forward into fall I have noticed the changes. The sun is lower in the sky and with more clouds it has made for some glorious skies. It also hits the lake shore with startling intensity at times. This is the inspiration for my most recent works. These forest paintings are 10″x8″.
I had a small piece of board left over so I painted this little 6″x3″ painting. Inspired by the horrible wildfires of the Western United States and Canada.
It is so sad to see and smell the smoke this summer, seems to be worst every year. I read that the fire season in Idaho has grown by more than 70 days in the last 20 years. If there is a silver lining it can look very beautiful at least twice a day.
A little moody forest scene. I painted this one a couple months back and decided it looked great in an extra frame I had! I was planning on taking it to my show but it looks like I have sold it this morning… I really should focus on retaining work for my exhibit that is just two weeks out! A bird in the hand? Poor bird.
This little 9″x7″ painting was a little experiment. I am playing around with some ideas with an eye towards larger work.
I painted this on a paintbook by edge gear pro. Really nice piece of equipment. It has a light mounted on top which especially helpful.
I have taken on a commission to paint some small paintings at an unusual size. So I took the opportunity to prepare a number of extra boards at that size.
The title pretty much describes it. I love fog lifting through the trees in the early morning. Firs and pines standing still while light and shadows shift and swirl.
This is the second forest painting I have completed recently. The trees were inspired by my front yard! Both of the paintings are 24″x30″ acrylic paintings.
I have been meaning to paint some forest scenes for some time. I finally have completed one of the paintings on a 24″x30″ board.