Forest Trail Study
I'm interested in phenomena that affect the look of the landscape, whether it is the light effects caused by the reflective particles thrown into the air by a volcano, or the strange twilight caused by a storm suddenly and dramatically changing the angle of the sun’s rays and for a moment, relighting the landscape. In this instance it is a thunderhead cloud forming suddenly above the mountains.
Small alla-prima study, painted on a museum grade plein air panel. Studies differ from my other small works in that they are usually directly painted in a single session without the many layers of underpainting and finishing glazes. A spontaneous approach, often as exploration for a larger painting.
7 x 5 inch oil on linen panel with plein air frame