What’s it About?
This painting is from the perspective of the person coming out of the woods onto the path. It’s a pause for observation or perhaps even hesitation.
Who is coming out of the woods and where are they heading?
- Are they coming home?
- Are they entering a new phase of their journey?
- Are they visiting someone?
There is an eerie feeling as one wonders what their intentions are and a sense of hope as the village in the distance looks promising and the birds are also looking out onto the village, giving it a sense of serenity.
I eventually settled on a combination of 2 suggested titles — one was about ‘fall’ (being a very autumnal landscape) and one was about ‘the return’ (as in the prodigal son), which I liked very much. So, the title has an ambiguous meaning which I thought was fitting.
I tried a new style which merged my landscape (in the background) with an overlay of my tree silhouettes in the foreground — giving it a sense of greater depth.
The background received a yellow ‘wash’ of paint to make it appear a little blurred and the trees were executed in a sharp manner (I used permanent ink for the smaller branches) to render the forest more in focus.
If you liked this painting, you may also like this one called ‘Proliferation‘:
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