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A View of Short Hill

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A tonal landscape painting featuring a small stand of trees, a dirt road and distant mountain.

A View of Short Hill, Hillsboro, VA.  7"x11" oil on linen panel. 2013.

In this painting I was trying to capture some of the early fall colors that I saw at Stoneybrook Organic Farm in Hillsboro.  The paint-out day was heavy overcast and rainy so I worked on this back at my studio.

My goal was to limit the different areas of the painting to about 4 (sky, distant hills, dark trees and foreground).  I left out some foreground clutter and changed the spacing of the trees a little, but the curve of the dirt track and all the proportions are true to life.