Oil on tempered glass, image -11 5/8”H X 15”W X 4 1/2"D, brackets of solid dark stained walnut, six layers of glass total.
Value: $1,950.00 plus tax & shipping
This sculpture is represented by the Giddens Gallery of Fine Art, Grapevine, Texas.
I've always been a sucker for dense foliage in the woods, and this scene was no exception. My wife and I were driving to a dear friend's lake house and this was the road to get to it. As we were driving up this road a little ways, I said that I had to stop and take a photo. The light was coming through the trees and it was beautiful! The old John Denver song "Take Me Home Country Roads" always goes through my mind when I look at this scene.
Even though this photo was taken in the summer, I painted this as an Autumn scene to emphasize the visual interest. It worked out great! Also, I always like to get a center of interest in the painting. That's the designer coming out in me. Who would ever have thought that the end of the road where it turns to the right would be a center of interest? The eyes go down the road covered by the overhanging trees and pulls the eye down that road to the end. That was an unexpected benefit. It really helps to emphasize the depth of the image, both visually and physically. **Sigh!** I love nature!