When Trees Dance Oil Landscape Painting and Prints
I was thinking of Algernon Blackwood's story, "The Man Whom the Trees Loved" when I painted this. Blackwood uses the sound that trees make when the wind is blowing through their tops but where you are there is no wind. It's like a roaring voice calling from a distance. I've heard this roar myself and have imagined the trees dancing. I used two complementary colors, orange and blue, to heighten the unrealness of it--and because I love how those two colors can interact, creating a kind of glow. What you see in this painting is more the spirits of the trees than the trees themselves. And once again I use the time of sundown as part of the setting, because for me, that time is when the door to spirits opens wide.
The original painting is oil on canvas, 24 x 24"/61 x 61cm with a traditional 3/4"/2cm profile and is ready to frame. The giclee prints are on 100% cotton archival fine art paper, colors are matched to the original by the artist, and they are signed on the back.