Paintings > 2023-2024 Color Bombs With Wings and Color Bombs

Forest Waves
Forest Waves
acrylic on canvas
48x48" (120x120 cm)

“Forest Waves” - The birds sing and carry on the most early and late in the day and that was an underlying influence to this work. Dusk and dawn, light and dark, angled sunny highlights and silhouettes, soft breezes, lightning bugs and the sky above are all players in this painting that originates up in the canopy.

Part of the Color Bomb With Wings series. This series evolved from my Color Bomb series, but now instead of abstract forms that may hint at the natural world these shapes take on identifiable and representational elements that spring from the forest outside my studio in the Appalachian Mountains. I was born and raised here and the landscape, colors, animals, trees, and all that is alive in these mountains is woven into everything I do. My studio is on the second floor up in the trees and I have a birds-eye view of the arboreal world and everything above and below. This series taps into that world and brings it out of the woods and onto the canvas.