This large 4 by 8 foot canvas started as a quick acrylic abstract painting that blended and splashed the green and blue background. Adding the little bonsai tree in Fairy Lake, near Port Renfrew, made this scenery painting about a local Vancouver Island icon.
The Fairy Lake bonsai tree, also called the tree on the lake, is really a Douglas fir tree sapling that clings to a Douglas fir log in Fairy Lake near Port Renfrew. As bonsai trees traditionally symbolize harmony, balance and patience this little tree is a great subject for a Vancouver Island landscape painting.
“Fairy Lake Bosai Tree Abstract” is happily hanging in it's home near Victoria, BC! I'm always happy to see artworks like this large scenery painting become part of a household.
My abstract BC landscape infused with dramatic passionate brush strokes found it’s home with a couple from Vancouver Island. Seeing original wall art displayed in a living room greatly adds to a living space and brings it’s own classy home décor.
Upon a closer look at this scenery painting we can see large gestural brush strokes with a mixed dark and light palate of dark and light green and teal in thick paint with texture. While the paint was still wet I scratched out lines into the texture as seen in the vertical white lines.
A close up of the abstract action painting in this BC landscape wall canvas. I used a large brush to blend and throw subtle shades of acrylic blue and green mixed with white to suggest a forest background. In the top left centre marks can be seen where I used my fingers to add direction in thick paint.
A large splatter of a brush stroke in green and teal acrylic paint made for an expressive Vancouver Island action painting. Adding some realism to a BC landscape painting like this gives a kind of hybrid: abstract landscape wall art.