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Blue Glow

By Artbycedar

Here is “Blue Glow.”

Blue GlowBlue Glow. 36″ Diameter, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2020 Cedar Lee

Shades of blue and green make up this peaceful forest painting. This cool color palette creates a very calming effect.

Blue Glow
Artist painting: Blue Glow. 36″ Diameter, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2020 Cedar Lee

A stand of tall northwest evergreens reach up like arrows into an open blue sky.

Blue Glow
Blue Glow. 36″ Diameter, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2020 Cedar Lee

The sun shining through the trees looks like a million sparkling diamonds.

Blue Glow
Detail: Blue Glow. 36″ Diameter, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2020 Cedar Lee

The sun’s white light is so strong that it washes out the details of the trees, partly obliterating them.

Blue Glow
Detail: Blue Glow. 36″ Diameter, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2020 Cedar Lee

A ring of light spreads out from the sun, fading at its edges to a soft pastel glow.

Blue Glow
Blue Glow. 36″ Diameter, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2020 Cedar Lee

The circular format references the dome of the sky above us, and when viewed from an angle, the shape becomes an oval.

Blue Glow
Detail: Blue Glow. 36″ Diameter, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2020 Cedar Lee

The overall result of these combined design choices is a dreamy scene that is simultaneously calming and energizing, similar to the feeling of being in the great outdoors enjoying nature.

Blue Glow
Detail: Blue Glow. 36″ Diameter, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2020 Cedar Lee

Up close, the details become abstract and painterly, giving this artwork multiple layers of interest that shift depending on the distance from which it is viewed!

Blue Glow
Detail: Blue Glow. 36″ Diameter, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2020 Cedar Lee

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