Good morning everyone. Yesterday I was having a look at all the paintings I’ve been doing since last March. And I noticed that quite a few of them feature light shining through the trees. For example, the image above is my latest acrylic done for the online course I’m following. To tell you the truth, I just love the way the shadow of the trees is laid down in stripes with the rays of the late afternoon sun.
In contrast, I did this intuitive abstract in mixed media back in March. You see, that was when our first lockdown started in the UK and things seemed very black. Actually, this was one of the earliest pages I completed in the journal I started. And this really did help me through. As you can see, I instinctively went for a sunlit view through the trees. Nothing was planned beforehand and afterwards I even wrote the word ” cheerful ” on the page to reinforce the optimistic message.
A Light at the End of the Tunnel, Through the Trees
And finally, I painted this acrylic canvas last April, when we were beginning to talk hopefully about vaccines . In fact, this was the third piece in a triptych telling the story of how the world has been altered by the human race – see this post here if this interests you. ( I subsequently added another two chapters to this story to give it a really happy ending! ) And, I must say, I have continued to paint around the subject of light shining through trees right up until now. But, I’ll save that for another post!
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15 Replies to “Through the Trees – Recent Paintings”
Beautiful paintings Margaret.
Thank you so much!
Love whole concept, Margaret! Light through trees and leaves and on the ground in layers and strips, like road paths for our eyes! Esp like the top image, how it sparkles, though the mixed media piece is vey interesting too — your optimism is very welcome and needed! 😊
Thank you, Felipe. I’m quite taken with this motif and I will explore it further. Stay well!
Those puddles on the path also work well to bring variation to that dark area, Margaret.
Thank you, Graham. I hadn’t thought of it that way.
I like the way the light comes through the leaves on the first one 😊
Thank you, Suzanne. That’s the very thing that attracted me to the photo!
I love the afternoon sunlight photo. It gives me hope that summer and freedom will be our joy again soon.
Thank you, sienablue. I’m glad my painting gives you hope – it certainly cheered me up!
I esepcially love “cheerful”. I really like your way with abstract painting – there is a rhythm to this piece that reminds me of summer and running outside along a road next to fields (this is a childhood memory for me that you have conjured up).
Thank you, Claudia. I’m so pleased that my little abstract resonates with you.
great artworks. honestly I came here in search of inspiration as a Cambridge art candidate and your artworks just inspired me .
Thank you so much, Andy! Good luck with your studies.