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.”

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The Beyond, monotype

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.

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Through the Forest debiriley.com

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.

 

 

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