The Struggle For Light
In my search for things to paint I came to this idea - Lets look up through a tree to get a sky, bright background, instead of the black/dark background I usually have. So one day when we were visiting Pittsburgh I saw this apple tree outside of the place where we just had breakfast and figured it might be a good use of this idea. The sky was a bright overcast kind of sky and it had a tendency to wash out a lot of detail. It also changed the normal contrast rules for good pictures. I put the image into Photoshop and fooled around with it until I got something that fit another idea for my work - try to get a little more abstract. So this is an attempt to get a relatively honest view of a real tree and then take advantage of the poor photo and inject a sense of abstraction in the formulation of the branches. Instead of bending the light around the branch to form it in a realistic manner, just keep the very dark shadow and introduce the light fast to help destabilize the image, a bit.
Medium: Acrylic paint on canvas
This painting is not framed. The edge is painted black.
Size: 18 inches x 32 inches
Price: $1,000.00 (This price does not include applicable sales tax or shipping)