I can see now why artists love to paint tree-scapes, they are quite zen and the possibilities for how they are painted and structured are simply endless.
The middle panel is 11" x 14" and the side canvases are 6" x 8"....put together it all measures 14"h x 23" w. The background is very textural and I had a lot of fun painting it. Would you believe it was painted using pieces of one of my husbands' old shirts??
I was at a crafts fair this past weekend and while eating our lunch under a shady spot, Chris and I got to see a bird handler, he had hawks and owls and other wild and exotic birds. Just seeing him gave me so many ideas for future nature paintings. That just goes to show that inspiration can come from just about anywhere and when you least expect it. "Dark Forest" is now in my ETSY shop: