David Stevens Artist
Treewind Studio

Arbutus and Clouds

Arbutus and Clouds

The interwoven aspect of the arbutus branches continues in this image but the cloud adds a new dimension. Although it still lacks a horizon line the landscape becomes established again because clouds exist in the sky and float above the world.

During a recent trip to the UK clouds seemed to stand out in a new way for me and have found their way into this painting. I was not consciously forcing the image into a landscape, but it invovled two elements that I find fascinating. The hard, defined arbutus trees, twisting and turning towards light while the soft, etherial clouds scud across the sky, pushed by wind currents we do not see.

Oil on canvas

48" x 24"