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Plein Air Painting at Welsh Farm, Hamilton, VA

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This plein air painting was done in an impressionistic style

Welsh Farm.  Oil on linen.  Approx 6"x10". 2013. For sale at Bluemont Fair.

I painted this early in the morning and was facing the sun more than I prefer.  The combination of sunlight and humidiy helped to supress the greens in the tree line and gave me the chance to bring out the violets and yellows in the field.  Before starting the painting I walked through the field and found that most of the purple vegetation was actually mint growing wild.

I made the sky area a pale yellow to try and approximate the warm bright light.  The middle and forground are built up from strokes of thick paint.