|Wyo, 20x20 in. oil/panel (click to enlarge)|
|Earlier That Day, 48 x 48, oil/panel, (click to enlarge)|
The first piece, Wyo, is about organizing the horizontal planes. Here the clumps of trees are minimized and used to interact with the horizon and create contrast. Careful thought and control go into the textures in the planes to suggest grasses, hills, and sky.
The second painting, Earlier That Day, uses the composition to set up the main character of the piece, a maple tree. Here everything is designed to support the central tree. This allows me to sculpt the masses of foliage into mounds and shapes that excite me.