5x7, Oil on Panel
This image has been in my mind a long time. I am so glad it turned out the way I had hoped. It has a Tolkien feel to it and after looking up some of the woodlands of Middle Earth. I came upon this:
"The trees of the Firien Wood descended into a deep cleft called the Firien-dale. Types of trees in the Firien Wood included oaks and birches. The trees were dense, especially along the Mering Stream. There was a powerful silence under the trees that caused people to speak in hushed voices, and the forest was known as the Whispering Wood."
I love that. Woods that cause us to speak quietly. Oh, that we would all have the opportunity to walk in the Whispering Woods.