'Sunset through the Pines' was a gentle step toward the abstract. having make studies of the shapes of the pine canopies, I was keen to express the feeling of the shapes within the space and it wasn't long before these shapes began to take over the painting.
This painting resonates strongly for me - in the sense that it's bold. But I hope that it reflects a softness to it too via the light and colours in the background, giving it the right balance.
Oil on canvas