Here we are in the woods of Patagonia. As usual, my attention is attracted by the bigger trees. This one in the foreground, looking very dark in its own shade, seems to have a conversation with the harshly sunlit pair at the back.

I love the contrast between those two situations under the powerful mid-day light. To render its energy, I deliberately stood in a quick and loose sketch aspect. 

Using few colors helps in the process : a yellow-green (warm and light) for the sunlit areas and a neutral green for the shade. Just a very little brown on the tree trunks and the background that is not the sky but a rock face  ! That’s about it except white and black of course…

“Clearing” – oil on canvas board (20x30cm) – 410€


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