Towards the end of 2016 I received a commission that really got me excited about the new year! My client referenced the styles and color palettes of "Underwater Trees" and "White Forest" and wanted a new custom oil painting in these styles. I am really excited about this opportunity to jump back into my purely abstract techniques and develop something new and exciting. I'm looking to not only draw inspiration from forests and foliage but hopefully some other components of nature such as vast landscapes and hills.
Here is the new painting about 12 hours in. Within the hours of working on this piece a sort of starting point emerged from which everything else seems to flow. This small area at the bottom of canvas towards the left creates some momentum for all the movement in the painting. Hopefully with more layers of paint I can enhance the feathery affect making the textures lighter and less solid.
And here is the final product!