I think I'm happy with this next stage. I might be finished ? I really went all out in my approach to painting the trees. More highlights and looser brush strokes. More random accents of color and I just feel like its abstract enough to give the impression of a trees with bark patterns, but also seem strange and surreal enough to just look out of place in this dark, moody landscape. I feel it's at a stage where the only thing for the viewer to do is really consider the picture as an idea after the initial attention was for the painting to seem real. Now if the trees look out of place or abstract shapes, then there's nothing really left to ponder other than to interpret the picture as a construction of an idea. Now the art begins.....
I've added some more accents of reds and blues, greens to the grass areas. I'll let it rest for a while now and look at it with fresh eyes in the next couple of weeks.
Artist living and working in Melbourne, Australia. Paintings, works on paper. Mostly creates monotypes and monoprints