About this artwork
The landscape scene in the center and the abstract border appear starkly different, however they both are a reaction to the lights and shadows of the deep forest. The landscape was created using matte acrylic washes applied with a cloth. The abstract area was formed from layers of color dripped and pooled on the surface. The surface is irregular and then layered with a final high gloss varnish. The matte versus gloss areas produce a dynamic effect, as they change and react to the light in the surrounding environment.