I like to paint trees.
Sometimes, even when I start a new canvas with every intention of painting a castle, a spooky city, or some other dark imagery, my brain misfires and takes control of my brush. Before I know it, I’ve painted yet another tree. I can’t help it. I’m a slave to impulse.
Knowing this, I decided to do a series of paintings to get all the trees out of my system.
And along came four little paintings, one for each season:
Deep – for warm, green spring
Dusklight – for cold, cold winter
Umber – for autumn’s arrival
Midnight – for the longest night of summer
I thoroughly enjoyed painting this series. These simple, yet fun paintings have a way of calming me. After working on them, I sleep better, I’m relaxed, and life feels easy.
You should try it sometime…
For previous Painting with Darkness entries: Part I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII
J Edward Neill