“Journey to West Fork”

18×24 oil

This painting was inspired from West Fork, one of my favorite places to hike. This particular location was unique to me for the calm waters on the right and the dramatic waterfall on the left. Also, the contrast of the red cliff versus the dark shadows of the trees helped create this dynamic scene. I am using a new technique for creating blacks without actually using black paint and I have found I am able to tie in my color pallette in these blacks easily and successfully. It is exciting!