Dark Forest

Dark Forest by Patrick Samuel
Acrylics on canvas
50x25xm approx
Original not available
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There are days when I wish I could keep walking and never come back.

When I started painting Dark Forest that’s what I was thinking about… I used only three colours for this; black, white and blue. I started with a white glowing centre in the background and working outwards with darker shades. For the foreground I began working again from the centre, but with contrasting darker colours, filling in the trees and then gradually increasing lightness.

The result is a painting I feel I could lose myself in when I get the urge to run away from things.