A Beautiful Afternoon
8"x 8" oil on wood
How pleased I am to see the many bids now received for "A Beautiful Afternoon"! It's a very charming painting to me, I mean, I get a lot of pleasure from the colours and the airiness of the whole composition. I did this on purpose. I have done a number of dark themed paintings of late and make no mistake, I do enjoy that expression very much, thank you. There are so many colour layers buried in the light definitions of night, I greatly enjoy creating such layers and deep area's to explore. The time was right for some lighter and less intense compositions. Hence the lighter series of which "A beautiful afternoon" was the first.
There are others and they can all be found on the forest and trees page, but "A beautiful afternoon" was unique and full of it's own warmth and comfort. Like standing amidst the tree's as the afternoon breeze blows gently through, rustling up the leaves and swaying the grass. This painting was meant as nothing other than to take you and me out from the night and into the light.
Funny thing now is that I am working on a large 30"x30" oil on canvas that returns to the dark theme. One significant difference this time through though is I want there to be more vivid colours in the night areas. You'll see that, I hope, and share my indulgence in the wonderful colours we are all surrounded by every day in different ways.
Bidding goes till Friday June 22nd, plenty of time to get your high bid in. Can't wait to see who will be the winner of this first robertmcaffee.com auction. I have a feeling it may not be the last. Maybe something bigger next time around?
The Artists Journey
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This sketch above became this finished painting below
The Pine Tree Painter.
How did I become known as the Pine Tree Painter? You could say I paint a lot of Pine Trees, that would be true. I paint a lot of other things too, but Pine Trees, Spruce Trees, Birch and others seem to be a continuous string in what i do. I just like the way they stand there like a custodian of the land. or a greeter to nature. So, I continue down the path with the Pine Tree Painter name on my head, It's ok.