I love to be in nature. To walk or bike along a path in between the trees, immersing myself among the differing shades of green as they shimmer in the daylight. To hear the sounds of the trees in the wind, birds, small mammals and water moving slowly down a creek. Peace, tranquility, calm - the feelings I find when I allow myself to be lost in the forest.
My favourite colour is green. Green is the colour of trees and grass. It is the colour of nature. Green is the colour of life.
I remember the tree outside my window as a child. The way the green leaves danced in the sunlight as the wind blew. The backside of the leaf a slightly muted version of the bright light green of the frontside. I can still see that little tree.
Kermit The Frog once sang that "it's not easy being green". I really liked that song because it was about my favourite colour, but I never agreed with the initial premise of the song. Green can be subtle, muted, dull and easily ignored, but it is the colour of nature. Green is often bright, pretty, and full of subtle variations. This can be said of any colour, but since green is so abundant in the outdoors, its variances are on full display. Whenever I stop and look at that display - the play between the subtle shades of green - I find it are awe inspiring. Green is beautiful.
I have always loved green.
My signature appears on the front of the work and my Certificate of Authenticity is included.
- Acrylic on canvas
- 30" x 15"
- Unique, original art
- Finished with five coats of varnish to protect from dust and UV light
- Wire pre-installed in the back for easy hanging
- Image property of Leith