Image Size 48" x 72"
Here is another one of my projects finished. This one has been hanging around for over four years! It's hard to stick a 4 foot by 6 foot painting in a closet. It's been on my easel all that time and I'm so glad that it's finally finished! Now, I can use that easel for something new and exciting.
This painting has gone through many stages through the years. Originally, I planned to paint this as though you were seeing the image through a window. The white areas would have been dimensional looking with the window divisions shaded as they would look as if it was a real french paned window. I wanted to hang it in our bathroom and have it look like there was another real window in the room. I thought it was a great idea at the time. It started out as a scene that had mountains in the background, an orange grove in the middle ground and would have the upper parts of eucalyptus trees in the foreground - as though you were seeing them from a second story window. Here is as far as I got on that idea:
I've always loved this scene and have painted it before several times but only in watercolor. This one is oil and it is the largest oil painting I've ever done.
I will probably play with it a little more after seeing it in this photo and looking at it in my studio over the next week but for now, I'm considering it finished!