Shagbark Maple in Fog

November 04, 2012

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I painted a landscape recently where I tried to capture the depth of a hillside barn by painting in values of dark to light. It doesn't always happen that way in nature, but for someone relatively new to painting it's a wonderful guide. The exercise also helps sharpen my eye as a photographer. I took this late October image right as the morning sun broke through the fog, exposing the silhouettes of fur trees in the distance. While the lone shagbark maple radiated, I was more drawn to the dark green in the foreground fading to a pale crimson and leading my eye to the haunted tree line.

 


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