Light Path In A Dark Wood oil on linen 7"x 11"
I find this kind of painting one of the most difficult because there are no real hard edged shapes to 'grab'. I wanted to suggest the soft light that comes through the trees without spelling it all out, too abruptly. The tree trunks need to be varied, so that they are interesting and still provide a consistent vertical pattern. I also like the symbolism of being led out of a tangle and through to the light.