Pacific Forest, oil on canvas, 30×40

Pacific forests are full of mystery and intrigue. Many of the most accessible trails and roads are around water, waterfalls, rivers, and creeks. When I turned the corner on this trail, I was struck by how light came from the right and placed a bright band across the moss on the rocks and trees and contrasted it to great effect in this wonderful deep forest scene.

In Pacific Forest I enjoyed building on the inherent contrast between the yellow band of light with the purple tinged trees, and I helped it along with my choice of glazes and details to give depth to the image. You can just feel the moistness in the air.