|D'Avidar, 24" x 60", oil/panel, (click to enlarge)|
I buy Baltic Birch panels for my painting surfaces. They come in sheets 60 x 60 inches. When I cut them to size, I'm often left with long horizontal pieces. These shapes just beg for wide landscape "panoramas". This painting is an example of how I like to treat the subject. Living in Oro Township I often ride my bike along the east west road to Orillia. The land is slightly rolling with a broad horizon and distant hills. I like the way the trees and "shrubage" dot the fields in continuously varying patterns.