|Haze in the Distance, oil on canvas, 36 x 36 inches|
My sincerest thanks to the collector that took this home.
This is the first of a series of paintings using this scene.
In this painting the sun is apparent but it is not having a big effect on the light and color in the scene.
All of the colors are in a natural palette with the exception of the purple foothills and some of the low foliage in the background. I set out to do something peaceful, with a limited amount of color and each color in it's own distinct place.
It was a purposeful exercise, much like keeping your peas and carrots from touching on the dinner plate. In the end, each separate element is comfortable in the scene with the others. Interesting how the greens made it all come together... those were the last colors applied.
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