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Sunset Across the Street

/ / Painting Landscape Sketch

A painting of pines trees in the sunset. The tops of the trees are in the light, the lower part of the trees and the foreground is in shadow.

Sunset. 12x9 oil on linen panel. 2014.

A sketch of the trees across the street from our house. This is based on a painting of the same scene that I did from life earlier in the year before the grass had greened up in the spring.  This time around I tried to paint what I thought would work rather than what direct observation suggested.