Woodland Paintings-The Single

“More ambient than melodic, the pace of the music is slow and fluid, casting a magical spell as it soothes and relaxes. Forests and other groves of trees are wonderful places to experience
nature’s artistry, and this music reflects that so well.”

Kathy Parsons, Mainly Piano

photo of autumn tree

About the Recording

Woodland Paintings was created using the Locrian scale. The flutes are high and mid E. There’s an ambient pad and vibes to enhance the melody.
The song invokes the presence of the crisp autumn woodland. When I go into the forest, I feel as if I am entering a cathedral. The air is different, the light and the sound sharpen my attention. Wind becomes breath, breath becomes song. Breath interchanging, trees inhaling our exhales and vice versa. The woodlands contain wisdom of which I can only scratch at the surface. The forest in its beauty offers healing


Reviews

Woodland Paintings (single)
Diane Wheeler Dunn
2022 / Diane Wheeler Dunn
7 minutes
Review by Kathy Parsons
“Woodland Paintings” (single) by Diane Wheeler Dunn is tranquility set to music. A soulful Native American style flutist, the instrumentation also includes keyboard washes and occasional bell-like tones that combine to evoke images of sunlight filtering down through the trees of a forest with both majesty and grace. Quoting a recent blog on Diane’s website:

“Trees are rooted, they can see from high above and below ground, they know the creatures who visit them, how to survive in varying weather conditions, and what’s best to bring up their offspring.

”When I go into the forest, I feel as if I am entering a cathedral. The air is different, the light and the sound sharpen my attention. Wind becomes breath, breath becomes song. Breath interchanging, trees inhaling our exhales and vice versa. The woodlands contain wisdom of which I can only scratch at the surface.”

More ambient than melodic, the pace of the music is slow and fluid, casting a magical spell as it soothes and relaxes. Forests and other groves of trees are wonderful places to experience
nature’s artistry, and this music reflects that so well.

“Woodland Paintings” is available to download and/or stream from Amazon, Apple Music/iTunes and sites such as Spotify.


Woodland Paintings
By
Diane Wheeler Dunn
Written by
Steve Sheppard

The Native American Style flute of Diane Wheeler Dunn has become somewhat of a sought after commodity on our radio station, her calming tones, smooth presentations and harmonic convergences of sound are quite remarkably beautiful, and here on this new single called Woodland Paintings that theme continues.
A mixture of a natural performance in a variety of pitches can be found here, this is music to raise the spirit and bring some of the beauty back to our lives. Diane Wheeler Dunn’s performance on this new single Woodland Paintings is transcendent and wonderfully meditative, and I am sure one that will be a big hit with the Native American Style flute community, and lovers of descriptive artistic music in general.