This painting was inspired by a photo that I took on a trip to Jekyll Island. It was over Christmas, so the season was winter, but the wonderful maritime forest in this state park is lush all year long. A photo could not possibly capture the immense beauty of this place. In my painting I have used vibrant colors and energetic, lose knife strokes to try to capture the feeling of actually being there and walking down this path.
I painted this wooded landscape primarily using a palette knife. This painting is 18″x24″ acrylic on canvas. I personally stretch each of my canvases by hand. It is a gallery wrapped canvas with the 1 1/2″ deep edges painting dark. The wire hanger at the back makes the piece easy to hang, and it hangs flush with the wall. No framing is necessary. This painting was inspired by the rising moon at sunset when the last bit of daylight still glows behind the tree trunks, but behind the tree tops the sky is dark and the moon is glowing.
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