I go to the forest for a sense of well being. Living in the heavily wooded area of Forest Knolls, CA I feel a constant reminder to be peaceful just looking into the trees.
All works from the SPLINTERED WISDOM series are created on paper mounted wood panels artfully painted & splashed with pure watercolors. The rich texture of the trees are created with collaged bits of images of bark & litter I clean up off scenic highways, as a gentle reminder that if we do not stop trashing the planet, trees will not grow from our garbage in the future. The overall result is an aesthetically alluring landscape with a hidden message about protecting our forests.
All pieces from this series are finished with two coats of archival satin varnish, creating a contemporary but natural look. The edges are finished with varnish as well, but left natural and often display drips of paint from the process. No framing required.
To see additional works and learn more about Linda Klein, visit: www.lindakleinart.com
Watercolor, Collage, Pencil