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The Wildlife Meadows at Innisfree

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A landscape painting of meadows with different grass textures, variation of foreground colors, a prominent tree and distant violet treeline.

The Wildlife Meadows at Innisfree. 11x14 oil on linen panel. 2014.

This is my fourth painting of the landscape at Innisfree Farm in Rectorstown, VA. I was intrigued by the way the light was coming through the big tree and the way it was set against the very background treeline.

I used a Winsor and Newton color called "Green Gold" in this painting (my first time using it) and found it very difficult color to control because of its tinting strength and chroma.  I let some of the full strength of the paint come through in the foreground to balance against the values in the tree.