“Arboretum”, this is a small painting, 6″ x 8″, oil on canvas panel. This painting has SOLD.
The rhododendrons were still in bloom when I began this piece. I found it hanging about in my studio looking dejected. Today the sun was out just as it was when I started. A perfect evening to finish and a bonus, no mosquitos! I had fun playing with the field color and then adding the blue to the stones to pull out the shadows. A reverse of what usually happens in a landscape, the blue recedes the background and the green/yellow warmth of the field normally signals closeness to the foreground…
Tags: alla prima, art for sale, blue, brown, evening, field, gray, green, Landscape, martha's vineyard, oil painting, orange, painting a day, pink, plein air, stonewall, thaw malin, trees, yellow
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