The Intimate Forest

A Celebration of the Beauty of Nature in Oil Paintings by Harlan

 

one orange leaf on bark

 

One Orange Leaf

30x40 2003

Giclee prints available

 

This leaf was a delightful find. I cannot imagine a more prefect backdrop for its vibrant oranges than the dusty blue, purple and tan bark upon which it came to rest. The bark takes on an almost abstract quality which was very interesting to paint but it is the contrasts in colors that gave me the most pleasure in this painting.