It’s with a touch of mystery, we wander through the viridian and umber tinted glades. Indeed, as my little one calls it in a whispered voice ……”THE Beyond.”
To imbue that sense of magical wonder, from her child’s mind I have specifically chosen to create the scene as a monotype print, in a limited palette, with a definite movement through the image. Through the Forest Glade is really an adventure, with a child back into one’s own childhood I discovered.
As I was creating the image I was going for a loose and free approach. No tight details or rigid rules.
Just a just careful placement of my tonal values and shapes to lead the viewer in and through the scene.
This photograph, is one of my 100 + reference photos, taken from our stroll through the forests of cyprus like swamplands, a place of shadows and hidden things.
A place called The Beyond.