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Another View of Meadow Grove Farm

by Simon Bland / Oct 16, 2015 / Painting Landscape Sketch

Trees at Meadow Grove Farm in Bluemont VA

Trees at Meadow Grove Farm. 5x7, oil on linen panel. 2015

This small sketch was done earlier in the summer after a paint out at Meadow Grove Farm in Bluemont, VA. It's almost exactly the same view as another painting I did two years ago, but done at a different time of year.

It's one of those scenes that seems to fit well with my eye, with all the action in the middle and far distance. The morning haze was just starting to lift and the hay in the near field was long and waiting to be mowed.