Exit Route

Recently completed.  I have been thinking about themes ranging from evacuation routes from the coast to cutting old growth forest and what climate change will mean for niche ecosystems.

Exit Route, oil on canvas, 60in x 36in, 2011

Exit Route, oil on canvas, 60 in x 36 in, 2011.

4 Responses to “Exit Route”

  1. Margaret says:

    From photos, I’m guessing, and not en plein air. 🙂

  2. Tamara says:

    I had a trip to the Olympic Peninsula planned during spring break, but of course we got rained out. So you’re right, I used photos as one of my references. But I also think that when it’s not practical to paint plein air, it’s as important to draw on the memory of a place as to look at pictures. The light, the way shadows flicker, the breezes or stillness, the sounds and smells of a place, all help when trying to capture its essence in paint. The painting is very different from the reference photos.

  3. Mimi says:

    This morning I went outside and realized it’s perfect rainforest weather. Then I find your painting and you’ve painted it. I love this stuff, nice work!

  4. Tamara says:

    Thanks, Mimi!
    Big painting, 5 feet tall – but I’m happy with it.