“Can’t See the Figures for the Trees” by Ronda Richley
Award Winning Original Mixed Media Dimensional Painting by Ronda Richley, created on gallery wrapped canvas, measuring 60″x 48″.
Dripping, spattering, building up the surface for dimension and the use of metallic paints, were part of the creation of this work. Title of the painting is taken from “Can’t see the forest for the trees,” as some cannot see the figures for the trees.
Shown to the left is a detail of the painting where it is easier to see some of the figures. Note the overlapping of the figures, and that some are within the tree and others are part of the background. The entire painting is comprised of the artist’s signature figures. Many people when viewing the painting have spent time entranced by the figures and the complexity of the painting’s surface as they attempt to find and count all the figures present.
Shown to the right is another detail of the painting from the foreground, showing some figures, the dripping technique used by the artist and the collage technique that is entirely hers.