Wednesday, May 5, 2010


6" X 6" Oil on Panel

I painted this scene tonight inspired by my neighbors oak tree on his hillside. I see this tree all the time and it has been a feature in many of my paintings. The fun thing about this painting is I did it from memory in the studio using the tree and hillside as just a base for the painting. I added the background and tinted sky as a whim...just wanting to paint in what I felt about sunsets here and not be a slave to the exact sunset of tonight. I've done this before and it is a great way to keep your memory and imagination working as a team and not having to rely solely on your visual process to creating art....and it's fun.

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