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«Solitary Retreat: a Wilderness Serenade». Chris Rutledge Chris Rutledge
Invoking the serene beauty of the wilderness, this large-scale expressionist painting is an ode to nature and solitude. The work, titled «Solitary Retreat: a Wilderness Serenade, » captures a tranquil camping scene at sunset. The heart of the piece is a cobalt blue tent nestled among verdant, lush green trees. This symbol of solitary refuge forms a stunning contrast with the surrounding wilderness, their forms drawn with bold, decisive brush strokes.

The artist's application of acrylic paint is thick and luxurious, bestowing texture and a sense of tangible depth to the composition. The canvas becomes a living entity, its surface echoing the vibrant energy of the depicted scene.

The spectacle of the setting sun steals the show. Its vivid and pastel hues of orange, pink, and lavender are masterfully blended, their brilliance mirrored on the still water's surface. This reflection doubles the spectacle of the sunset, turning the scene into an encapsulated world of color.

Despite the bold use of color and strong brush strokes, the painting retains a dreamy quality. It seems to hover between reality and a mirage, a beautiful dream of solitary peace in the heart of nature. This striking balance between dynamic energy and tranquil stillness makes «Solitary Retreat: a Wilderness Serenade» an enchanting and thought-provoking piece.
«Solitary Retreat: a Wilderness Serenade»
Art by Independent Artists,  Digital Art,  Digital Art
Author: Chris Rutledge
3.8 x  101.6 x  101.6 cm  /   1.5 x  40 x  40 in
Themes: Landscape  /   Genre: Impressionnism  /   Authenticity / Provenance: Sold by the Artist  /   Artists types: Independant artists  /   Period: Contemporary  /  
Posted: may 26, 2023 / Modified: may 26, 2023
Copyright Chris Rutledge

«Solitary Retreat: a Wilderness Serenade»
877 €  623 £  1,000 $ 
Private collection
Chris Rutledge
Chris Rutledge
Artist Painter 
Longmont, United States
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